It is Christmas Eve and I want to share with you this verse which my aunt shared with me, Isaiah 9:6. I used Jesus and God in my words interchangeably.
A child is born and given to us. God’s heart is full of love and he send his own child to be with us, born among us and brought down to us, he comes with great humility, and become like one of us. Many miracles, healing, teachings, richness of spiritual blessings has been shared by him. This shows vividly that we should apply the same to all people around us. We all have our gifts, our purposes and love within our hearts, such great a blessing should not go to waste.
He shoulders responsibility – This means he carries our burden, heaviness from our sins, sorrows, hardships we face daily. In Matthew 27:27-55, the bible talks about the death of Jesus. These sufferings he went through shows the responsibility he has to carry because we have sinned, we have jealousy, pride, ignorance, and hatred. Not only our sins but we have our own difficulties and problems in life, we were not treated well by some. Some of us faces difficulty since childhood, we have experienced fear because of war, we have no food because of famine, we lost our parents, we lost our loved ones. All of these he carries on his shoulders, he has to go through suffering to stand on behalf of us. That is why it is important that whatever we face in life or whatever love and happiness we seek we have to ask him to carry it for us. His love is so great through him everything is possible. Matthew 19:26 – This is impossible for human beings, but for God everything is possible.
Extraordinary Strategist – These two words are not very common in some people for we do have hypocrites that lies within the midst of us. Extraordinary is beyond human understanding, knowledge, wisdom and thoughts. Human beings cannot count the grains of sand or the hairs of our head, the Lord almighty can. He knows everything about you already when you are in your mother’s womb. Jeremiah 1:5 says “I chose you before I gave you life, and before you were born I selected you to be prophet to the nations”.
Each of us are also extraordinary in a way yet we do not know, for we do not understand the works of God nor do we seek him daily, one who has a relationship with God will be recognized both in earth and heaven.
The word strategist is used in military, politics, projects and planning. I for one yet do not understand why there are still disagreements between people who they want to be their leader. So many kings fought wars and God was involved to direct and win. Each of us have our own wars, own hardships yet we do not seek God to direct and plan for us. We did not ask God to be our strategist. We may stay many years until the hairs of our heads become gray, when will our eyes open to the Lord. It is a waste for not trusting God our strategist. John 14:14 says ” If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it”.
What a blessing to know that we can be a strategist if we ask God. What good it is to plan without a master.
Mighty God, Everlasting father, Prince of Peace – It is a joyous season to praise God who is mighty, everlasting and is at peace. We look around and saw a lot people, who do they pray to? Do people know God exists. Sometimes I wonder what life is like without God. Our hearts are all connected under the one everlasting father, we die yet spiritually alive with him. We have two worlds, a physical world and a spiritual world, where are you now? Genesis 21: 33 says ” Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and worshiped the Lord, the everlasting God.” Read also John 14:27 “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.”
Peace in our hearts and mind, have peace among our families, have peace when you are in trouble, have peace when you are sick and have peace when you are not treated well. God does not create us to leave us alone, he created us and is always with us.
May our everlasting father, Prince of Peace bless your heart with goodness and love that you may welcome each of us also into your showers of blessing and praise. The Mighty God with gifts of vision, healing, a strategist and creator of this world cover you with his wings in times of trouble, pain and fear. May he show you your light and may you be counted worthy to be part of his angelic host.
Be happy and bright.