For unto us a child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV
Isaiah prophesied a wonderful gift to mankind wrapped in the body of a baby.
He is Jesus Christ the eternal Son of God. He is the Messiah the supernatural counselor. He brought with Him the words of eternal life. When He comes again He will rule with perfect wisdom.
In the fullness of time God sent His Son to be a perfect spotless sacrifice for us. The wisdom of man was made foolish. The strength of the mighty was broken!
A baby saving the world goes against every instinct and inclination of man’s collective heart. We value strength. God honors humility. The strong have always ruled over the weak. God gives grace to the humble and opposes the proud.
Men have been fueled by anger and hatred since the beginning of time. God is motivated by love!
Men of murder and violence have caused women children and captives to kneel before them throughout time. In the kingdom of God nothing could be more righteous and just than men of wisdom offering gifts and a sacrifice of worship to a baby.
At just the right time in His-story Jesus will return!
The train of His robe will fill the earth with peace. He will sit upon the throne of creation. His judgment will be final. His justice will prevail. His kingdom will never end. God will accomplish this. Man will have no part in it!
Why did Jesus come as a baby meek and mild? Maybe it so we would realize how helpless we are. Maybe it helps us understand how foolish we are. Maybe we need an image of Jesus we can easily love and adore.
An image of the Lord that reveals His holiness power and wisdom would be too frightening for us!
Jesus has the power to transform hearts and lives! One day His wrath poured out in perfect love will transform creation!
God loves you. See Him for who He really is. Jesus is the God of love and grace. Jesus is the perfect gift given just for you at just the perfect time in His-story!
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