“For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)
Let’s deeply listen to our Wonderful Counselor, intently observe our Mighty God’s works, fervently pray to our Everlasting Father, and fellowship with the Prince who brings peace that passes understanding.
A Child is born. Pause to think about Jesus entering the world through the womb of a young woman. In her womb, His skin appears, His brain and spinal column, eyes, ears, and arms begin to develop.
Have you held a baby? Did you marvel at the baby’s ears? The fingers and toes? But this baby is the Messiah.
A Son is given to us. Mary will hold God in her arms. She will nurse Him. She will watch Him take His first step. Joseph will teach Him carpentry. But this Son will be their Savior.
A Ruler governs. This Child will carry the weight of the world upon His shoulders and be King of Kings.
This Child’s name is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor who leads us in all wisdom. He is our Mighty God who overcomes the world. He is our Everlasting Father, our Abba, who beckons us to approach Him and tell Him our hearts’ desires. Jesus reigns victoriously and is our Prince of Peace, who breathes on us His peace, peace with God.
Loving Father, Thank You for giving the world Your only begotten Son, Jesus, so that we can have eternal life in You and in Jesus. Empower us to walk more closely with You as we prepare to celebrate Your amazing Gift. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
- Read Isaiah 9:2-7. What does the Scripture say about Jesus?
- Choose one of the titles of Jesus in this Scripture and write down all that this title means to you.
- Take your list and talk to your Father about it.