O Emmanuel!

Today’s Jesse Tree devotion and O Antiphon celebrates Jesus as Emmanuel: Isaiah 7:14; 33:22

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; the young woman, pregnant and about to bear a son, shall name him Emmanuel.

For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he it is who will save us.

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O Emmanuel: β€œO Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.” Isaiah had prophesied, β€œThe Lord himself will give you this sign: the Virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel.”