For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6 NIV).
There’s no wriggling away from it: The Son of God is no mere man. Scripture pours out the message of just who the Christ is, and it doesn’t get any clearer than at this time of the year. These words are known to have been penned hundreds of years before Christ came as a man-child, and were clearly inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, as Isaiah himself wrote. The deity of Christ is not a concept invented by extremists in the fourth century, as some who, if we’re honest, are haters of Christ-antichrist-want us to believe.
Who else fits the above description of being both a child, and, “Wonderful; Counsellor; the Mighty God?” This is, of course, a rhetorical question. With Thomas, and Peter, and Paul, and John, we need to get down on our knees and confess to our Lord and Savior that we recognize Who he is. Let’s do it now, while we have the choice, and the privilege.
A LETTER FROM ME
I need to apologize: I said I would review Stephen Meyer’s book in parts, and I haven’t got beyond part one yet. I don’t like to make excuses, so I have none. Ah, but reasons, that’s different, right? I’ve been busy with life lately, and even started to think I’d have to lay aside the blog for a while at least. But in my daily devotions, I feel compelled to share what has blessed me from Scripture: hence today’s and last week’s post. It’s not something I want to keep to myself. And what is life, if you don’t in some way proclaim the glory of God? That is our raison d’etre, is it not? That’s what we should be doing, in our own little ways, and that’s what we should want to be doing. God is great: greater than we could ever put into words or even conceive: let’s give Him the glory He deserves.