Bible Verse for Today: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 KJV)
As we celebrate Christmas, we find ourselves at the end of one of the most challenging years most of us have lived through. In times like this, it is good for us to remember what Jesus is to us and for us. No other verse summarizes succinctly the important qualities we possess through a relationship with Christ then, Isaiah 9:6.
Even in a Presidential election year, it is reassuring to remember, “the government shall be on His shoulder.” Like Abraham of old, “we look for a city whose builder and maker is God.” (Hebrews 11:10)
In Christ, we have a wonderful counselor, a mighty God, an everlasting Father and The Prince of Peace. Perhaps in this season one of those attributes addresses you at your point of need or in your life circumstances. Take some time to consider that and to press into and embrace the Lord’s provision for you. For the confused and struggling He is a wonderful counselor. For those who need strength for each day and hope for tomorrow, He is a mighty God. For those who feel lonely and disconnected, He is the everlasting Father. For those whose lives are wrought with fear, worry, and anxiety, He is the Prince of Peace.
A blessed and Merry Christmas to you and your family.