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.
-- Isaiah 9:6, NKJV
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. Knowing that Jesus Christ, born for this purpose, manifests all these things is such a comfort and joy! The Lord knew that man in his sin nature, and remaining in his sin nature, could not and would become righteous. In God's infinite wisdom, he prepared a way...a plan of everlasting life. A marvelous plan. A plan to wash away the sin that separated Him from His beloved children. The plan was Jesus Christ. His only beloved Son, was born for the purpose of bearing our sin that we might be "saved" and dwell with the Lord forever. This Christmas, my wish for you is that if you do not know Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, that the truth of the knowledge of this Precious Gift would stir your heart to hope. Jesus - a Gift that lasts forever and forever.