The great Theologian, Charles Spurgeon, once wrote, “God with us” – it’s eternity’s sonnet, heaven’s hallelujah, the shout of the glorified, the song of the redeemed, the chorus of angels, the everlasting oratorio of the great orchestra of the sky.” They called Him Immanuel, God’s promise to His people…His answer to their fears. As far back as Joshua 1:9 we hear God’s reassurance, “For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Here in this verse in Matthew, the deity of Jesus Christ is revealed as Matthew cites Isaiah 8:8. And Jesus went on to become the ultimate & complete fulfillment of the “Immanuel” promise…commissioning His apostles and encouraging His Church…and at the end, reassuring them again with, “I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) Jesus, Immanuel…His life the highest and holiest…entering through the most humblest of doors…a ordinary birth in a stable. There was no fanfare, no showy display, no flourish of trumpets…the only sound being that of the livestock. Oh, but in heaven there was the greatest celebration ever to happen…for God had come down to earth to dwell with His people.