"Immanuel" "All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him "Immanuel"- which means, God with us."(Matthew 1:22-23). Who are the "they" that call Jesus "Immanuel"? Am I one with "Immanuel"? What does it mean to me? How does it affect my life? After Friday's Bible memory challenge on Hebrew 12:1-13:8, I had a better understanding of "Immanuel" that all the witnesses and martyrs who forged forward despite the unknown and made sacrifices of their lives had all experienced "Immanuel". God was with them when they trusted and obeyed God's calling and plans for them by faith. The "Immanuel" is with us, not to take away sufferings and pain in life but to help us to be overcomers of temptations and hardships.