“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us).”

—Matthew 1:23

Right now, millions of people around the world are preparing for Christmas. Some are planning for parties and family gatherings. Others are frantically shopping for the final items on their Christmas list.

You may even have a few last-minute preparations to make, too.

So many people are consumed with the usual Christmas activities. But do they really know what is Christmas really all about? Is it a myth? Is it about merriment? Is it about money and merchandizing?

The answer is that Christmas is a miracle. An amazing, life-changing miracle that happened long ago—and that continues to happen in the lives of those who know Christ.

The first miracle of Christmas is that Immanuel came. And according to our verse today, Immanuel means “God with us.”

The very presence of God in Jesus Christ came to earth. It’s unbelievable! Impossible! Unthinkable! Heaven’s royalty walked down our streets. He became flesh and dwelt among us.

And the Prince of eternity still knocks on your door today. That’s the glorious truth of Christmas.

Wrap your mind around the truth that God himself stepped out of eternity into time… for you.