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,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.
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.
May the Lord Jesus Christ be at the center of your holiday celebration.
Written December 1995.