Advent: Hope (Day 6)

One of the titles given for Jesus in the Christmas story is ‘Emmanuel’, meaning “God with us”.

This was a sign from a prophecy of Isaiah, that Jesus’ birth was the fulfilment of the hopes of Israel for generations; that one day God would return to set his people free.

The video above is one of my favourite reworkings of the carol, ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’, an echo of the yearning of Israel, and their hope that one day God would be among us once again.

(by Phil Maylor)