Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. Then Isaiah said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. For before the child knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land before whose two kings you are in dread will be deserted. The Lord will bring on you and on your people and on your ancestral house such days as have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria.” (Isaiah 7:10-17, NRSV)
The young woman is with child and she will bear a son and you will name him Immanuel. For He will be God with us!
For unto us a son is given and He will bear everything on His shoulders. On this most holy night when we celebrate the birth of Jesus our Savior, let us not forget that He is a gift for all of creation.
The best present we all get today is that Mary and Joseph believed the angels and followed through with the plan and had a child and that child is the Savior of the whole world.
Share the love that Jesus gave to us with all of the world.