“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.” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
I don’t know about you but I know about me and the above verse is healing medicine to everywhere I hurt right now.
Taking a holy pause and thinking deeply about each of these words…COUNSELOR, FATHER, PEACE.
– Counselor, while confusion swirls and darkness seems to be hiding around every corner. The counselor of all counselors who made you and knows you better than you know yourself awaits to teach, counsel, instruct and guide. We just have to listen and obey.
– Father, He is the FATHER who knows YOU by name.
Does He really hold every tear we cry? Yes, yes He does. You’re not alone, the one who placed you here for such a time as this sees, cares, and knows ALL. He AFFECTIONATELY loves you like a father loves his child.
Do not worry, God did not create you to abandon you.
– Peace, that thing that keeps you up at night or haunts you first thing when you awaken, the situation that you have no control over…The PRINCE of Peace whisper’s HUSH to that raging storm. Many Christmas Eve’s I’ll go visit my grandma who lives in the country. As I leave her house I always take a moment to stand in the middle of the gravel road that winds down to her house and there I look up. No city lights, no noises, just the cold crisp air and stars upon stars. Sweet holy peace. The silence and the majesty of God Almighty as He lights up the sky with twinkling lights, sweet Heavenly Peace…that’s my prayer for you this Christmas.
May you lovingly feel the embrace of your Heavenly Father while He whispers instructions on what decisions need to be made all the while being flooded by supernatural peace that passes all human understanding. Peace is the gift of believing in a Mighty God who hears and answers prayer.
Peace, peace, heavenly peace …