Isaiah 7:14 (New American Standard Bible 1995)
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
The sign of Immanuel is our greatest hope. God’s promise to the nation of Israel is that a Messiah would come from the line of David. This Messiah would rule and reign and establish His kingdom. But what the people failed to understand when He walked the earth is that for them to truly be free, they had to be set free from their sins.
The Messiah is Jesus. Jesus came born of the virgin Mary. Mary when she became pregnant had not yet known a man and it was when the Holy Spirit came upon her that she became pregnant with child. The Holy Spirit would use the physical egg in Mary’s body and therefore when Jesus walked the earth He was fully God and fully man.
But in everything Jesus did, He relied fully upon the Holy Spirit. Every miracle was the work of the Holy Spirit through Him. We see in Jesus' life that His life was immersed in prayer. Early in the morning Jesus would go off to a solitary place to pray. When choosing the disciples and after major miracles Jesus would get alone with His Father.
But the Son of God came to this earth and fully became man. He is our hope. No matter what we face today, nor who sits in the seat of human authority we know that Jesus is fully in control. There is coming a day when He shall return and establish His kingdom. Until that day may we simply keep our hearts fixed upon Him and share the good news of who He is with those who do not know Him. But no matter what we face, we have hope because of Immanuel.
Father I thank you today for your Son Jesus. Father I thank you that always fulfill your every plan and purpose. Seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus, Isaiah spoke these words under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It was always your plan to send Jesus and I thank you today for not only His first coming, but His soon return. May we keep our hearts and minds fixed upon Him and may everything in our lives bring you glory.