What names were given to Jesus at his birth? And what is their significance? Each of them has a special meaning. Here are some of them:
Christ/Messiah—King appointed by God
Emmanuel—God with us—this time “with skin on”!
Every one of these indicates a relationship. He saves us, rules over us with love and justice, and lives/stays with us. He is not a God who is far away but one who cares and delights in every detail of my life. What comfort, security, and hope.