Christmas Eve
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Christmas Eve

Matthew 1:23  (ID: 1838)

Some say that loneliness is the one inevitable fact of human life. As Alistair Begg reminds us, even Jesus understood the isolation we feel when He cried out in desolation to His Heavenly Father at the cross. Matthew 1:23, however, shows us that Jesus is also Emmanuel, which means “God with us.” When we feel alone, we can reach toward the person of Christ, who sympathizes with our loneliness and can fill it completely.


23“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,

and they shall call his name Immanuel”

(which means, God with us).

Copyright © 2019, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.