December 30, 2015
On the 6th Day of Christmas…
A reflection on the promise in Isaiah, chapter 9, verse 6: “For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests on his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (NRSV)
Just who is this promised child? He is seen as Jesus. And here are at least 6 understandings of him in this verse:
A child born for us
A son given to us
Prince of Peace
Inspired by God Pause, I thought of how one of these understandings may become more, or the most, important to us at any particular time. For instance, when there are times of stress, knowing Jesus as Prince of Peace can bring peace to a troubled heart. Or when there are decisions to be made, or discerned, knowing Jesus as Wonderful Counselor can provide guidance.
My prayer is that help for your needs always be found in the promises and knowledge of Jesus - born for us, given to us - because of God’s love for us.