God was manifested in the flesh… 1 Timothy 3:16. That’s Emmanuel.
We tell the story every Christmas. It is as familiar as it is foundational.
But don’t pass over it. Consider it.
The God who thundered on Sinai, whose train filled the temple, who spoke the world into existence…
To reveal Himself to us (That’s amazing enough)
He chose to reveal Himself AS one of us.
He chose to identify Himself WITH us. (Our Emmanuel)
So that He could ultimately call us His very own.
God did that.
The Old Testament opens with God.
The New Testament begins with God with us.
Scripture ends with us in God’s presence for all eternity.