[guest post written by Kathi Woodall]
Jesus established a plan – a course of action. He will carry it through to completion. That plan is marvelous and wonderful; however, it is also hard, difficult to understand, and beyond our power.
“…establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.” Isaiah 9:7
Jesus is the divine warrior. Even born as a baby, the end had been determined. As the one true God among many gods, Jesus will be the One standing strong, valiant, and victorious in the end.
“He will reign…over his kingdom” Isaiah 9:7b
Jesus is our Father forever. The father provides for and protects his children. Jesus provides our every need but He also provided our ultimate need – eternal salvation. He protects our every moment but He will also protect our final moment – as judgment determines that we may enter eternity with Him.
“He will reign on David’s throne” Isaiah 9:7a
Prince of Peace
Jesus brings peace. A prince mediates, reconciles, and communicates between those beneath him and the one above him. Jesus, the Prince of Peace, mediated a new covenant; He reconciled sinful man before Holy God.
“Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.” Isaiah 9:7
My wish for your holiday season is that you may know the Baby whose holy birth we celebrate.
May the. . .
Surety of His established plan
Absoluteness of His final victory
Guarantee of His protection and provision
Promise of His peace before Holy God
bring you comfort both now and throughout the coming new year.
What about you?
Have you found the peace within His name?
And He Will Be Called. . .
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