Christmas celebrates Immanuel: The God with us
Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us].
Isaiah 7:14 Amplified Version
"...But with the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, Immanuel, 'God With Us,' takes on a whole new meaning. For in the person of baby Jesus, God is "with us" not merely to bless us. Nor is He with us in the sense that He is going to merely work through Jesus to help us, protect us, and guide us. No-the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay is 'God with us' because He is God.
What sent the shepherds back to the fields rejoicing, what made the wise men fall down in wonder in the shadow of that babe, was the gripping realization that they were in the presence of their Creator made man."*
She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus [He Saves], because he will save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 NIV
*From The Meaning of Immanuel, God with Us, by Dr. Richard Bucher of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of KentuckyLinks: Practically Speaking, Betterbrookfield, RandyMelchert, Jay Weber, Vicki McKenna, The Right View Wisconsin, CNS News, Mark Levin, Breitbart BigGovernment, The Heritage Foundation