We trust the Lord is blessing you through these readings. One of our favorite aspects of the discussions they prompt is that every maturity level can participate and benefit.
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14
A virgin gives birth to a baby boy. The very idea flies in the face of all we know of the natural world. It must have stunned those who heard Isaiah’s words. Yet Almighty God declares that the promised Deliverer will arrive in this exact fashion. His name will be Immanuel which means “God is with us”. How might those who heard Isaiah respond to such an announcement, the faithful as well as non-believers?