Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Merry Christmas Eve
Isaiah 9:6-7a - 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.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end...
My prayer this year for Christmas is that there would be a change in the hearts of many toward our Lord. That the true meaning of Christmas would surround them and woo them into a relationship with Christ...even in the midst of all the ways of "political correctness" that we are experiencing. Christ can enter into any heart despite all this.
If God says He holds those faithful to Him in the palm of His hand, He does. No one can take away this relationship with Christ, unless we choose ourselves to do this. No one can take away something secured within our hearts...the words of life stored there.
God's Word (both written and born in a manger) is truth. His Word will not return unto us void. What He has proclaimed through the ages will happen. I rejoice in this because with all the lack of peace and joy and turmoil of the world, I have an inner joy and peace that cannot be taken away. Jesus has given that to me. He has given me the peace to realize that all we see snipping away at the Christian beliefs will only bring Him sooner to that great and glorious end. And His Word says this.
A Child was born, a Son given for all of us that we might be part of that end. And YES, the government will finally be upon HIS shoulder. He is Wonderful, my Counselor, our Mighty God, the Everlasting Father...and Prince of PEACE. He will reign with judgment and justice. It is good to know He for whom Christmas is all about.
I invite all who do not know Christ, to seek Him like the shepherds and wise men. Let Him do a new thing in you. Let Him open your spiritual eyes to His truth that His peace and joy might forever be with you. Bow before Him and worship Him. Don't worry about what others think. What He thinks is most important. And His desire is for you. Let this Christmas be special this year. Let He who was born into this world to become the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, become your Savior...the Savior of the world.
Merry Christmas. Love You, Jesus.
Isaiah 43:19 - Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.