Isaiah 9:6 “For a child is born to us, a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
The Son of God became the Son of man! And the responsibility of gaining back dominion for us on the earth was placed on Him.
Titles are given to let others know what a person’s function is. The verse says these are His:
*He is extraordinary. He’s so big, He’s out of the box that it astounds and amazes you. He is full of wonder!
*If you need counsel or advice, He’s the best One for the task. Don’t you want Someone Who knows everything?
*If you need strength to get through a difficult situation, or if you need Someone to back you up because you’re getting harassed or bullied, He can be relied on.
*The most common area people are hit – they don’t have a father figure, or the one they have is someone who’s weak, or abusive. God is saying, let Me be your Daddy. Let Me be the One Who takes care of you and gives you your identity.
*Peace is the thing most people crave for. In a world that has become chaotic and unpredictable, and where stress has become the norm, peace is not easy to find. But He is our Peace. He is that place of refuge. He is where we can find peace in the midst of a storm.
This is the God we have, the One we can run to, the One Who is our all in all. There is nothing and no one like Him! Let us celebrate the Gift He is to us as we celebrate His birthday. A merry Christmas to all!