Jesus is the light of the world, and His light is not far off because He has come near. He is Emmanuel. As we stare into the manger scene this Christmas Eve to welcome the birth of our Savior, we hear the words of God whisper to our hearts, “I am right here with you.”
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.