Jesus established a plan – a course of action. He will carry it through to completion. That plan is marvelous and wonderful; however, it is also hard, difficult to understand, and beyond our power.
“…establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever” Isaiah 9:9.
Jesus is the divine warrior. Even born as a baby, the end had been determined. As God among many gods, Jesus will be the One standing strong, valiant, and victorious in the end.
“He will reign…over his kingdom” Isaiah 9:8b.
Jesus is our Father forever. The father provides for and protects his children. Jesus provides our every need but He also provided our ultimate need – eternal salvation. He protects our every moment but He will also protect our final moment – as judgment determines that we may enter eternity with Him.
“He will reign on David’s throne” Isaiah 9:8a.
Prince of Peace
Jesus brings peace. A prince mediates, reconciles, and communicates between those beneath him and the one above him. Jesus, the Prince of Peace, mediated a new covenant; He reconciled sinful man before Holy God.
“Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end” Isaiah 9:7.
From all of us at Grow Barefoot, our wish for your holiday season is that you may know the Baby whose holy birth we celebrate.
- Surety of His established plan
- Absoluteness of His final victory
- Guarantee of His protection and provision
- Promise of His peace before Holy God
bring you comfort both now and throughout the coming new year.