A Child has been born who has always been the Everlasting One.
Remarkably good news for rascals like us. More than anything, we desperately need a Savior. He has come for us in this amazing way, totally unpredictable for those looking for a king. Leave it to Him to always jolt us when we least expect it.
All that He is, we needed. He fits the needs of mankind perfectly. Isaiah told us of what He would be like, and is a completely ideal Savior for people like us. He was ‘custom built’ for our needs. Isaiah 9:6, tells us what He will be:
- a son who is a ‘gift,’
- a counselor who is wonderful,
- a strong God,
- a steady father,
- and a prince to bring us peace.
This is not a comprehensive list, for He is all this and more. (And He is so much more!)
I’ve found that the Lord Jesus is full of surprises, but He always honors simple faith. The shepherds understood; King Herod and the religious cabal did not. When you follow Him, expect the unexpected, even if He chooses to come in a manger. He seems to enjoy this approach. He chose the humblest way possible.
“There were only a few shepherds at the first Bethlehem. The ox and the donkey understood more of the first Christmas than the high priests in Jerusalem. And it is the same today. “
~ Thomas Merton
Please let God show you more.
I hope you have a happy, joyful, and thoughtful Merry Christmas!