Jesus The Promised Emmanuel
January 3 - Devotion
God revealed to Prophet Isaiah a permanent solution to world crises. While people dilly-dally about God’s law, prophet Isaiah unfolded God’s plan and said,
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).
Jesus Christ was the Immanuel to be born as prophesied by Isaiah (Isaiah 7:14). Indeed Christ was born, and he has provided a permanent solution for world crises. Through Jesus' death and resurrection, all life questions are answered. People who call his name and believe would receive the gift of eternal life. Hence, anyone who confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and accepts him as his/her personal Savior will inherit eternal life in heaven.
Dear God, I believe that Jesus Christ is your only Son sent to save the world. Through him, I receive salvation and the gift of eternal life, since there is no other name under heaven through which anyone can be saved. I swear my allegiance to Jesus Christ, and I am determined to serve him throughout the days of my life - so help me God! Amen.