Nevertheless, this time of darkness and despair will not go on forever . .
The people who walk in darkness will see a great light.
For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine . . .
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us.
The government will rest on His shoulders.
And He will be called:
Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of His ancestor David
For all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
Will make this happen!
— Isaiah 9:1,6-7, NLT
At just the right time, God promises the hope of the Messiah to come. In a time of great darkness, God speaks and brings the provision of comfort for those who wrestle with despair.
With a grand gesture of His passionate love and enduring faithfulness, He makes the proclamation of a Savior who will come with redemption in His hand for all mankind. Upon the shoulders of this Messiah, all the kingdoms of the world will rest. Before the majesty of this mighty Prince, all kings and peoples will bow in humble worship.
This is the wonder we celebrate at Christmas. This incredible gift of Light come to extinguish deep darkness and to overthrow every trace of the shadow of death. For good.
Jesus comes with the promise and the power to be Who He is — in every life who will receive Him.
He is a Wonderful Counselor, bringing wisdom to those who live in confusion and bewilderment.
He is a Mighty God who will fight on behalf of those who feel powerless and defeated.
He is an Everlasting Father to the orphan, to the abused and abandoned.
He is a Prince of Peace bringing the comfort of His presence to those who live in turmoil and fear.
He is a Ruler who reigns with fairness and justice for all.
He is Jesus.
God with us.
For all eternity.
Take a few moments to listen to this song His Name Shall Be by Matt Redman and thank Jesus for coming to fulfill the meanings of these titles for you. If there are specific things you want Him to change in your life, humbly ask Him to come to you in those areas and do a mighty work of power. The Lord our God is passionately committed to you. He is for you, beloved. May your heart prepare Him room today.