“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign.
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and shall call His name Immanuel”
(Isaiah 7:14, ESV).
Every year Christmas rolls around,
I just can’t get over the idea of the incarnation—
that God became human.
The God who created galaxies and sun flares,
beluga whales and bald eagles,
decided to take on flesh and bones on my behalf
And not just flesh and bones—
He also took on our suffering and grief
and the nature of a servant
Have you ever wondered what language God used
when He spoke light into existence
Or when He commissioned Moses out of a burning bush (Exodus 3)?
It didn’t matter to God which language He used.
He chose each language for the hearers’ benefit,
so they could receive His message.
As a native English speaker living in America,
it’s natural for me to assume God speaks English.
But if I had to learn another language
to receive His gift of new life in Jesus,
I would probably still be lost in my sins.
Many people in the world—around 5 billion of them—
still don’t know Jesus in a personal way.
And many of them have no idea that He speaks their language,
that He sees them and knows them in the most intimate way.
Each time we share “JESUS” with people in their mother tongue,
their heart language, we show them
God putting on flesh for their sakes.
On the most basic level, we show them God knows them.
He is with them in the the most intimate way—their language.
He is the one called Immanuel, which means “God with us.”
How perfect. The promise of God’s presence
wrapped up in the very name He gave Himself.
What a thought to unwrap this Christmas.
And you also can help others experience Jesus
by sharing his life story this Christmas Season.