December 21 | Isaiah 9: 2, 6
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone…For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:2, 6, ESV)
From 700 years earlier got prophesied through Isaiah Jesus’ birth! That’s a long time to know what will happen in the distant future. But the ways Isaiah describes Jesus intrigue the mind. The prophetic look into the future shows God’s heart for everyone.
Isaiah describes Jesus as the light that shines on those in darkness. This is everyone who doesn’t know Jesus. Paul talks about their darkened hearts in Romans 1. Before you knew Jesus everything you did was futile.
But when Jesus arrived He shined a light on everyone in darkness. He revealed God’s plan of salvation. His birth came with a bright star in the heavens sitting over the stables. Angels proclaimed His birth to shepherds in the fields.
It’s not the kind of fanfare kings’ births usually garnished. But God didn’t want all the rich and wealthy Kingston oh. Jesus isn’t a King for the wealthy. He came for you. He showed that you are His priority. God’s Son was born for you.
He’s the greatest gift of Christmas. And one day He will return and will build a great Kingdom on earth. The government will rest upon Him. He will rule with righteousness. And it all started in a manger in a stable over 2000 years ago.
Action Step: Thank Jesus for coming to save you. Even today His light reveals God’s plan for your life.
Thank You, Jesus for revealing Yourself to me. I am so glad You saved me out of darkness into Your light. This Christmas season, may I never forget Your birth and the moment of my birth into Your family.