Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz: “Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test.” And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be deserted. The LORD will bring upon you and upon your people and upon your father’s house such days as have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria!”
by: Angie Osborn.
The prophesy found in Isaiah chapter 7 is foundational to Christianity. God meant the sign to be earth-shaking. God meant it to be such a sign that when it was actually fulfilled in history, men would stand back and say, “I saw God do it! Only He could accomplish this!” And yet, a virgin giving birth to the Messiah was nothing compared to who He actually was—Immanuel, God with us. This special child would become God among His people. The prophesy was fulfilled in the life of Jesus. In Jesus, God came to us. He came to bring salvation and grace. That is truly a miracle…God with us!