At the height of the Civil War in 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow celebrated Christmas Day—alone.
While a time frame confirming resolution of the current threat to unbelieving Ahaz was embedded in the prophecy, the sign had even greater significance for the future.
That His humanity is coupled with absolute deity defines the uniqueness of the Incarnation.
When we ponder Jesus’ humanity a completely different portrait emerges!
The babe in the manger is the proper focus as we prepare our hearts and minds this Christmas season. But, always remember that the One wrapped in swaddling cloths was none other than God Incarnate—Immanuel!