If you have never been to Tim Challies blog, let me recommend it to you. I find it to be in a tier all its own. There is always great content there that aims to draw you closer to the Lord. He is a great writer and equally as talented at thinking through hard issues and giving easily understandable synopsises.
Below is an excerpt from his latest post titled God is with Us:
For the past few weeks I’ve been transfixed by a word. That may sound a little bit strange but it is exactly what’s happened. It keeps coming to mind and I keep pondering it, trying to gain a sense of its meaning. Though the word appears just three times in Scripture, twice in Isaiah’s prophecy about the coming of Christ and once in Matthew in the fulfillment of that prophecy, it’s a word we have all used and a word whose meaning most of us know. Our children read about it every Christmas and our pastors mention it in their Christmas sermons. That word is Immanuel. God with us. God is with us.
You can read more here.
-Have you given much thought to this word Immanuel?
-If you took time to browse around on Challies sight, did any articles catch your eye?
-What does it mean that God is with us?
-Why do you think it was hard for those back then to accept the divinity of Jesus?