The Promise of Immanuel

Every year I see Christmas cards like this one that came in the mail today.

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”  Isaiah 7:14

But the story behind this birth announcement is unsettling.  What is it about the heart of God that puts guys like Ahaz and promises like Immanuel in the same story?

Go to the Advent Video page or click here to listen to Day One, Week Two: Wrapped in Grace.

If it had been up to us, we would have chosen to wrap this promise in prettier paper, but God chose to wrap his announcement in Grace.


How does the story of Ahaz and God’s promise of Immanuel widen your perspective on grace?

How can you be intentional about living as an extension of God’s grace?



  • Lucy Sei

    House Fires recently wrote a song that rolls over and over in my heart throughout my day ‘You’re a Good Good Father’ and today’s reading attached to this song. I need to be reminded daily of His great love for me and everyone with whom I come in contact. I am loved by Him, Immanuel, that’s who I am! Thanks Deana for starting today with me 🙂

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