For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
we talked about this verse at cru last week and it's resurfaced a couple times since then. of course the obvious that it's Christmastime and that the opening of this verse is for a child is born to us, a pretty obvious reference to Jesus and His birth (aka Christmas). but something even more than that has really been hitting my heart lately, the last day or so. the royal titles. Wonderful Counselor. Mighty God. Everlasting Father. Prince of Peace. these are the things He is for us. i feel like these four names really describe what i need Him to be. sometimes i need advice, sometimes strength or power, sometimes security, sometimes comfort or peace. which of these do you need God to be for you right now? i know i need all of them in so many ways in different circumstances and facets of my life. and the crazy thing is that He's all of them all of the way all of the time. crazy. this is Who i serve, Who i love with all my being. the One who is everything.