Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23
The uniqueness of Christianity is based on the remarkable person of Christ and His dual nature—He is both the Son of God and Son of Man. He was, is, and always will be God. He is absolutely God. He is God in His essence, His nature, and His eternal person. He is fully God, and He is God in every way. But when the Holy Spirit overshadowed the virgin Mary, God entered into the human family. At His birth in Bethlehem, He was named Immanuel, which means, “God with us.”
The sacrifice that was made for us in becoming a man is beyond our comprehension. To lay aside the wonders of glory to enter this world filled with sin and discord to redeem unworthy humanity from our sins—that kind of love is hard for us to fully grasp. This Jesus who became one of us so that He could understand our weaknesses and sorrows will forever be the God-Man.
We can never understand the inexpressible change that occurred through the virgin birth of Jesus, but we know this. If Christ would do that for us, He must love us very much. Because He is with us, we can boldly pray and ask for direction for every aspect of our lives.
The Story of Christmas Parts 1 and 2 – Dr Chuck Missler