Immanuel means "God with us." Jesus, the anglasized version of the Greek Iesous taken from the Hebrew Yeshua, means 'God to the rescue.' Scritpure as well as human experience tells us that we need rescuing. That's why Jesus came to earth nearly 2,000 years ago. And our present world situation, like the one he was born in, is a mess - nothing is the way it was meant to be.
In today's message we will be reminded of the two big human fears - the fear of living an insignificant life and the fear of death/the afterlife. And most importantly, it will remind us of how Jesus can and does deliver us from those fears.