They shall call his name Emmanuel…
~ Matthew 1:23b (KJV)
The most wonderful thing about Advent is the Incarnation of God. The birth of Jesus was God taking on human flesh, intimately identifying with mankind, and entering into our condition. He did so in order to redeem us. Jesus’ life, and ultimately His death opened the door of peace and hope pronounced at His Advent. Emmanuel is God with us. He came to us so that by faith, we will one day go to Him.