“For to us a child is Born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.” Isaiah 9:6a (NIV)
We come back to this verse in Isaiah that is a prophecy of the birth of Jesus. We focus on the first part and the prediction of His purpose. When we sing Christmas carols we are aware that some of them refer to the baby Jesus as a new King born to sit eventually on the throne of David. We realize that some of the prophecies about His reign as King have not yet been fulfilled and this would include this prediction of the government being on His shoulders. We do want to recognize, however that Jesus came to be governor in our lives. We will do well to let Him be in control of the details of our lives and also of the general plan of things which concern us. We can allow Him to be our governor and our King with confidence because we trust His promise that He loves us and He will lead us in the best way at all times. God the Father gave us His Son so that we could be born again as a child of God with Jesus as our King and Lord. Let that fill our thoughts today and result in praise and thanksgiving for this Gift of gifts.
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