By Kelly Carr
Isaiah 9:6 is one of my favorite Scriptures describing Jesus. Appropriately, during this time of year it’s especially on my heart.
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.
I thought it would behoove us to take a little time this week to consider these different aspects of God coming down to earth as a man.
What does it mean for God to be your Wonderful Counselor, your Mighty God, your Everlasting Father, and your Prince of Peace?
What do those descriptors mean to you?
What do they mean to this world we live in?
How does your life look differently because Jesus has counseled you, has shown his divinity, has loved as a Father, has sacrificed for eternal peace?
I hope you will share your testimonies of how Jesus has revealed these facets of himself in your life. Share them with loved ones this Christmas. Feel free to share them with us on our Facebook or Twitter pages.
Every day should have hope when we worship this multifaceted God. This Savior come to earth should make each day mean something. When we worship Jesus, he is not a one-dimensional character in a book. He isn’t just a cute baby who coos—whose figurine we set on the mantle in December but then put in a box for another year. He is a living God. He has paid the ultimate price and has the scars to prove it.
All of Jesus’ dimensions likely baffle us in their mystery. At the same time these attributes manifest in comfort, protection, provision, and love. We may not fully comprehend this complicated man/God, but we can approach him.
Approach Jesus in all of his complicated being. Approach him with confidence (Ephesians 3:12). Approach the child who fulfilled Isaiah’s words, who grew up to take away our sins, and who still lives to abide with us, Immanuel.
All of us here at The Lookout wish for you a blessed season celebrating Christ’s birth. Merry Christmas!