God has a purpose and plan, and his eternal decree will stand. It will be neither thwarted by strong and aggressive nations nor derailed by unfaithful ones. God has a message for the world that he created, and he declares without ambiguity,
“I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose.’” (Isa. 46:9–10)
At the center of this global and eternal stage stands the Lord. He stands as the sovereign God, the Holy One of Israel, our redeemer, and the only Savior of the world. This is God with us, Emmanuel.