Matthew 1:21-23 says this:
“She will give birth to a son and you are to name him “Savior” for he is destined to give his life to save his people from their sins. This happened to fulfill what the Lord had spoken through his prophet: “Listen, a virgin will be pregnant, she will give birth to a Son, and he will be known as Emmanuel which means in Hebrew, God became one of us.”
Notes from the Passion Bible say this:
The word Savior or Jesus. The Hebrew name for Jesus is Yeshua and means Yahweh is salvation, restoration and deliverance. Implied in the text is that Hebrew speakers would obviously understand how the name Yeshua and salvation were linked, reinforcing the theory that Matthew was originally written in Hebrew.
The word Emmanuel means “God with us” or “God among us”. This part of the verse refers to the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah 7:4 says “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel”
God with us. God among us. God became one of us.
All of these phrases reenforce the promise that God, in His incredible kindness, goodness and love sent Jesus to be our Savior. The Savior from our sins and the Savior from ourselves. In the midst of a world that is very very uncertain we have this Jesus. This Savior who came to Earth to be our….Savior.
For that I am eternally grateful. For that I remain humbled, in awe and honored to be able to call on Him each day.
Today. Meditate on the phrase God among us, God with us. Let Him deeper and deeper into your life. Every part of your life.
Our God is with us.