Yesterday was Christmas, a time to celebrate Jesus. Many people went to church to acknowledge the Christ behind Christmas and even more celebrated Jesus in other ways. For my family, the day marked the last of four celebrations.
Now Christmas is over. We put it behind us for another year.
Yet long ago, Isaiah looked forward to Christmas, anticipating what was to come with these familiar words:
“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)
Christmas may be over, but the celebration of Jesus continues. We can celebrate Jesus all year long/ We should celebrate Jesus all year long.
Thank you Jesus for who you are and what you did.
[Read through the Bible with us this year. Today’s reading is Isaiah 8-10 and today’s post is on Isaiah 9:6.]
Read more about the book of Isaiah in For Unto Us: 40 Prophetic Insights About Jesus, Justice, and Gentiles from the Prophet Isaiah available in e-book, paperback, and hardcover.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.
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