“For unto us a child is born... and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6 & 7

The manger scene of Baby Jesus’ birth can seem so irrelevant today. It’s nice on a Christmas card, but doesn’t really seem to have any impact on our lives.

This verse from Isaiah can bring freshness to our souls as we ponder how the Baby Jesus actually does impact life today in a very relevant way.

Jesus can answer any need you have in the changing landscape of your life. This Baby grew up to be our Savior. He rose from the grave and He offers life to us when we believe in Him.

As you think of yourself standing by that manger bed, know that His birth was just the beginning of God reaching toward humankind — toward you.

Let your heart reach back with thankfulness and acceptance. Look at the manger scene with the fresh wonder of all He is to you. Every need, every change that you face can be encompassed by all He is. He is much more than just a baby!

Invite Him into your changes today! Let joy fill your soul.

Heavenly Father, fill my heart with the fresh wonder of what that first Christmas means for me… today.  Thank you that Jesus can encompass any need I have. Help me to lean on you to be my Wonderful Counselor, my Mighty God, my Everlasting Father and my Prince of Peace! In Jesus name I pray, amen.

TAKE ACTION

Stop for a moment right where you are and whisper a thank you in your heart to Jesus for stepping down from Heaven and coming as a baby. He positioned Himself to be available to you as your Wonderful Councilor, your Mighty God, your Everlasting Father, and your Prince of Peace.

What need do you need to bring to Him today?



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