Another Christmas promise
Last week we took a look at the prophecy from long ago that held four promises for us today. For the first promise, go here.
Let's read Isaiah 9:6 again.
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulders.
And His name will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The second promise to unwrap is that Jesus is Mighty God.
In Hebrew, el gibbor means who is mighty to save His people. “For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body” Colossians 2:9 (NLT).
“For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven….” Colossians 1:19-20 (NIV)
God stepped out of heaven in bodily form. And came to earth as a baby in a manger. A helpless, defenseless baby – so that He would understand our every weakness - yet was the sinless Messiah, Jesus. On that silent night long ago, the promised Mighty Savior was born - a gift of hope for the world.
Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight!
Glories stream from heaven afar;
Heavenly hosts sing Al-le-lu-ia!
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born!*
* composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr