Suppose as we get closer to Christmas it’s inevitable that we will reflect more on the “story” and today I was looking at Isaiah and thinking about what his words really mean for me, and also just thought how awesome that this Prophet foretold so accurately of Jesus birth
Isaiah 7:14 – Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
Isaiah 9:6 – 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 Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness 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
The perfect gift from our loving father, not a baby born to be king, but a king born as a baby already set to change the course of history, his story written by his Loving Father, his role, to die on a cross, not just to die but he would be crucified his perfect life sacrificed for me. Yes, simply stated it’s not complicated, he was born in a stable, grew up as a child of Mary and Joseph yet inherently knew that he had another Father who he would rather spend time with, he yearned to learn all that he could, read the scriptures, hung out at the temple, spent plenty of time in communication with his Father God our heavenly creator, he talked to the people, chose his disciples, these were people who he would lay down his life for, he treasured them, taught them, took them under his wing so when his time here on earth was over they would take over and share the good news, just as the prophets had done in the past the good news of God’s love would last through generation to generation, and as it was stated by Isaiah hundreds of years in the past a child was born, a son was given and now he is risen. Not any child, not any son, the son of God, wonderful counsellor, and so we should be in awe, wonderful, his acts of love incomprehensible, incredible, beyond human understanding and he is a counsellor, a wise King wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom, so we can trust him to listen to our problems, he guides us in the right direction, wonderful counsellor, love in perfection and all this affection coming from a Mighty God, all powerful, a force to be reckoned with, our everlasting Father, his love is limitless, endless, his parenthood perfect and he is the Prince of Peace, his sacrifice permitting us to have a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit who fills our lives with love, joy and peace, an inner tranquillity living in me, a peace that surpasses all understanding, is non demanding and yet commanding, not the absence of troubles but the presence of God the author of my peace, and so you have it, the virgin Mary conceived, gave birth to a son who will be the Saviour of all humanity, Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace, Emmanuel, God is with me and I am going to be with him for all eternity because he gladly gave up his heavenly throne to make himself known, to become accessible and so that we could see that with God all things are possible, his love for you isn’t optional, receiving his love, well that’s your choice, his gift given freely cos he really wants you to have the best, his counsel, his might, his peace and his parenthood all earnt for you on that Cross of wood.