(Isaiah 7 v 14)
“But the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be pregnant. She will have a son, and she will name him Immanuel”
Now that His children knew where the promised King would be, He then told then more about what to look for.
I wonder if you know your mammy’s name?
Or what she does for a job?
Or even how old she is?
Well, part of God’s rescue plan was for the Rescuer not to come
with a big parade
or a huge fanfare,
but to come to earth as a tiny little baby.
God’s awesome and powerful King, who was there helping make the world right at the very beginning
teaching the waves how to curl,
giving the bees the recipe for honey,
and whispering to the wasps exactly what they were for, so no one else would ever know,
The Everlasting King was going to make Himself as small as a tiny baby. And to do that, the King would need a mammy.
Isaiah, someone else God sent to keep reminding His children to keep watching and waiting, told them that God’s Rescuer would be born, just like you or I into the world.
And that His mam would be someone who wasn’t married, someone who didn’t have a husband – which was odd in those days, because anyone who had a baby, had a husband.
Now, the Rescuer didn’t need to be born in order to be alive – He had always been alive, just like God.
But God decided that the best way for the Rescuer to come from heaven, from sitting in the chair right next to God’s chair, and down to us here on earth, was for Him to be born just like one of us.
Isaiah told God’s children this
“Watch for this:
A girl who is presently a virgin will get pregnant.
She’ll bear a son and name him Immanuel.”
So now God’s children knew where they had to look
and who to look for,
and they knew that the Rescuer would be called Immanuel, which was a reminder too – God was coming right for them Himself, He was coming from heaven down to earth to bring his children back, to tell them
“I DO LOVE YOU”
He would not be God far away any more
He would be God with us.