“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty GOD, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore.” –Isaiah 9:6-7
GOD’s promise of PEACE is found in a child. This child is the long awaited King of David. This child is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty GOD, Eternal Father and Prince of Peace. His reign will never end. He will come on Christmas Day! I cannot wait!
GOD does not shrink back from this fallen dark world or our horribly messy lives. On the contrary, He meets it head on and He loves us while we are in the very midst of our brokenness and messiness. Through this child He introduces a new kind of King and a new kind of kingdom.
Part of the Christmas message is that GOD is inviting us to be citizens in this new Kingdom as we bow the knee to this new King. It is a kingdom of never ending peace. It is life in an eternal intimate love relationship with GOD Himself! WOW! How amazing is that!
I am just about ready to explode with anticipation and excitement! How about you!