Friday 24 December, 2021

Isaiah 9:6-7

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 Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 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.

“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.”

Jesus – the advent King, the one in whom our faith is anchored is given here a powerful description – Wonderful Counsellor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  The first two remind us of His deity, His wisdom and strength, the latter two how He outworks such power and authority.  All too often we see and experience power and authority expressed in directive, even dictatorship methods – But Jesus is different.  He expresses His ultimate power and ultimate authority – there is no one like Him – through fathering and bringing peace.  Wow – that is the kind of Kingdom I want to be part of.

This Advent why not come to the King of the Universe – Jesus!

Father help me to experience Jesus in all His authority and power expressed through being an everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.

Written by Ps. Richard Botta



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