It was the message of the prophet Isaiah that dynamically declared the divine character of the promised Messiah. The names by which He was identified (9:6) describe the very essence of God Himself. The reality of this “child born” and “son given” is that He would be God in human flesh. Nothing less would do for a Savior and Deliverer, not only for God’s people, but for the entire human race. Messiah would truly be God with us. Today, He wants to be God with you. Yes, Jesus wants to live in personal relationship with you so that the Heavenly Father can be known and experienced in your life. May your Christmas season be marked by a fresh expectation of how Jesus, as God with us and in us, can transform your life.