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Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

Dear Friends,

Christmas is a time of year when we are reminded of how God miraculously intervened in history on our behalf. He accomplished this through the birth of His son, Jesus Christ, and His subsequent life, death, and resurrection. This is what the prophet Isaiah says about this child:
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David's throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty
will accomplish this.
(Isaiah 9:6-7)
What an encouragement this passage is! If we are in need of guidance, we can call upon our wonderful Counselor. If we cannot overcome a temptation or sin, we are servants of the mighty God who will overcome. If we grow faint in our life circumstances, our everlasting Father will see us through. Finally, if we are in conflict, the Prince of Peace will lead us to His victory. Let us choose God’s way during this Christmas season as we lead and direct our families and witness of His love and power to our neighbors and coworkers.

May the Lord Jesus Christ be at the center of your holiday celebration.

In Christ,

Jim Wilson

Written December 1995.

Comments

pat langness said…
To my dear friend Jim,

You mentioned you felt your writing an autobiography was "egotistical". Maybe so, if written in the flesh. Having been the recipient of your council for about a year, I'm doubting there is more than one or two egotistical threads running through this book about your life, written by you. Your autobiography will be much more than the story of your life. Your story of God's doings in your long and fruitful life are sharing a testimony to God's goodness and mercy. Thank you for getting this done and out to us.

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