To Us a Child Is Born

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

Merry Christmas!  It is the day of our dear Savior’s birth. The angels must be singing and all of heaven rejoicing in celebration of this wonderful day!

Could there be a more beautiful or more fitting Scripture passage for this Christmas Day?  For we, too, rejoice in the news that a child has been born to us, a Son has been given. He came into the world to fulfill this divine prophecy made by the prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament 700 years before His birth. It was a prophecy given to God’s people to bring them hope, and what a message of hope He brings to our hearts today.

We know Him as Jesus, the name given to Mary by the angel of God before His birth, but even more, we know Him as the Son of God. He is our Immanuel, the promise of God’s presence with us. He is everything Isaiah promised He would be, and more. He is “our Wonderful Counselor, our Almighty God, our Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace”.

Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of God’s promise and the revelation of His great love for us. Through the gift of His Son, we can rest in His presence with us and have the peace and joy of knowing we belong to Him.

May we hold this special time in our hearts and remember the love with which He came into the world – for each of us. What a gift to remember on this Christmas Day! 

Prayer

Our most loving and gracious Father, thank you for this wonderful day to celebrate the birth of your Son. What a beautiful season it has been to reflect on your love for us and what this gift means to each of our lives. May we look forward with hope and be the light to show others the way to you.  Amen

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