In the Old Testament, the Lord God spoke through the prophet Isaiah who foretold of the virgin birth of Messiah, Immanuel “God with us”. (Isaiah 7:14) “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign; Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
In the New Testament the Lord God sent an angel to both Mary and Joseph to reveal His plan of Jesus! To Mary: (Luke 1:35) …And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” To Joseph: (Matthew 1:20-21) But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
What a clear and beautiful picture this presents to us of God’s faithfulness throughout time! Thank You Father God! Please join us as we proclaim our God’s faithfulness today!
Father God You are faithful to fulfill Your Word! Father You are faithful to provide a way when we think there is no way!
Father You are faithful to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness!
Father Your faithfulness is a shield and bulwark!
Father Your plans are formed of old, faithful and sure!
Father You will never leave us or forsake us!
Thank You for Your faithfulness!
Thank You for the gift of eternal life You made possible for us through Jesus Christ, Immanuel “God with us”!