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Isaiah 9:6 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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Those two words reach in deep for me.
Every. Single. Time.
Not just the creative or compassionate of us, the imaginative or intelligent of us, the good-looking or gracious of us, the talented or trustworthy of us, or the well-spoken or worthy of us.
All of us.
So that all of us trapped and dead in our sin might be rescued into eternal life (see John 3:16). So that all of us hopelessly stained in our sin might become the righteousness of God (see 2 Corinthians 5:21).
For those of us who still wander and withhold, He is patient with us (see 2 Peter 3:9). For those of us who continue to reject and refuse, He is loving with us (see 1 John 4: 8).
None overlooked or out-of-reach. None exempt or excluded.
All of us.
Those two words reach past what I try and hold up as important and show me real kingdom treasures of little children, widows, and orphans. Those two words realign my thoughts into the right thinking of great gain in contentment, trust, and patience.
Thank You, Jesus, for coming unto us over 2000 years ago as a baby. Thank You, Jesus, for staying with us as our Messiah.
Every. Single. Day.
Written by and copyrighted to Beth Madison, Ph.D., 2021
Merry Christmas everyone! May Jesus fill your hearts and lives today and every day!
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