Occasionally I hear the song on the radio with the line, “what if God was one of us?” I am not sure the writer was thinking of Jesus when she penned the lyrics, but for some people I think it makes them think of Jesus. Immanuel, which Matthew refers to in his Gospel (Matthew 1:23), was the name first given to Jesus by the prophet Isaiah 700 years before His birth (Isaiah 7:14). Immanuel, means “God with us.” The word incarnation means to put on flesh. The Son of God who had forever been Spirit became a human and “put on flesh” and became one of us.
You might say, “Isn’t God always with us?” Continue reading Immanuel Incarnation: God With Us, God as One of Us