During Advent we read numerous passages from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. Today, we hear the prophesy of the coming of the Christ.
Then Isaiah said:
Listen, O house of David!
Is it not enough for you to weary men,
must you also weary my God?
Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:
the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and shall name him Emmanuel.
The name that Isaiah uses means “God With Us.” Of course, that is exactly what happened on the day of Jesus’ birth. Do we recognize that the coming of God into our physical world changed everything? He is with us. In a special way, he is with us in the Eucharist, when he infuses every cell of our bodies with his own, causing us to experience him in the most intimate way.
Pretty cool, huh?
Maranatha. Come, Lord Jesus.