Good Morning Gorgeous, it’s a brand new day. A fresh start. A day of newness and full of possibility. Another day closer to Christmas. Another day to drown out the noise and find some quiet time with your Jesus. The Savior of the whole world. Our redeemer. The One whom the Jewish people were waiting for to set them free and establish a whole new government on earth. The coming Messiah was to release heavy burdens and to rule fairly and justly. He was promised to the people throughout the Old Testament and many verses in Isaiah promise a Messiah.
Here He is promised in Isaiah 9:
People who are walking in darkness will see light! Out of the darkness, a bright light will shine. He will enlarge the nation of Israel. The people will rejoice!! He will break yokes and lift heavy burdens. A child will be born.. He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Jesus was born into a time of spiritual darkness for the people. The religious leaders took God’s original laws and instructions and added hundreds of religious rituals and laws to it. The burden the people were carrying while trying to follow all of the laws was oppressive and impossible to follow. Jesus came to break that yoke or heavy burden and to teach a new way of living that fulfilled all of the commandments: “Love God first, Love others as yourself.” He also completely removed the sin that kept us apart from God.
He is everything that Isaiah predicted:
Wonderful Counselor- He imparts wisdom and speaks to us when we need direction. He heals our minds and calms our emotions. He equips us and directs us. His Holy Spirit resides on the inside of us empowering us to walk as powerfully as He did.
Mighty God- He was the Lord in human form. He left His place in Heaven and came to earth as God’s own son in the constraints of a human body to be our intercessor who can understand what we experience in the trials of this life. He now sits in Heaven pleading and interceding on our behalf.
Everlasting Father- Forever our Lord. Before His human birth He was Lord, and today in Heaven at the right Hand of the Father.
Prince of Peace- He came so that peace would reign in our hearts..that a new government would take up residence in our hearts. That we could access a new peace that is not of this world, but rather a peace directly from Heaven that we can have here and now while we are on earth. He can give that peace.
How amazing is this Jesus!!!! He loved us so infinitely, so fully, so completely, so wildly that He made a beautiful way for us to be in close relationship with Him. A little baby born and placed in a manger came to transform the whole world and turn us toward God.
He has counsel for you today. He is pleading on your behalf today. He is your Everlasting Father, and He is ready to fill you with peace that the world cannot offer.. All because of his birth over 2,000 years ago.
What a cause for rejoicing this Christmas Season!!!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help us to see new connections in this beautiful love story..Help us to experience new levels of Your counsel and Your peace. In Jesus Name, Amen.