The prophet Isaiah announces the coming of God's son into the world with these words: "For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulders. He 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." What a wonderful Solution-Focused message this is for a hurting and longing world. The prophet tells us that Christ will be born and for us he will be a...
Wonderful Counselor - He is one whose teachings we should heed because he will tell us lovingly and truthfully how to find healing and wholeness in every area of our life.
Mighty God - He is not just one who can give advice, he is one who is willing to get involved in the nitty gritty of our lives> He is one who has the power to effect true and lasting change.
Everlasting Father - He always cares. He is always there. Nothing will be able to separate us from his great love.
Prince of Peace - In times of turmoil and stress he is the one who can calm the troubled waters of our soul. "Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end." His peace will grow within us.
I wish all of my readers a blessed and merry Christmas, and I pray that the promise of the prophet will be the reality of your heart this Christmas day.
Dr. Allen Schneider is a United Methodist pastor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist presently serving the Sapulpa and greater Tulsa communities.