(FYI: Though the spelling of the traditional hymn is Emmanuel, Chas’s printed material often reflects the traditional biblical spelling, Immanuel. He intentionally alternates between the two spellings.)
I’ve always loved the song, Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel. To me it resonates the Passover cry that the Messiah might come. I can picture the beginnings of the passover celebrations beginning, and the pleading prayer to God that the Messiah might come.
Then in the midst of those prayers, He came – quietly. In fact His coming was so quiet that while He continued with them, their prayers and pleadings continued. He dwelt among them, blessed them, taught them the true Gospel, fulfilled the law of Moses, yet their pleading continued. Come Immanuel, come.
He healed them, suffered the atonement for them, and died for them. He even rose from the dead for them, yet their pleadings continued. Come Immanuel, come!
And for many, those prayers still continue today.
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