"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
The prophet Isaiah wrote these words to a people in desperate need of a Savior. They had turned their backs on God and chosen their own path - a path of destruction. But God never forgot His people. Isaiah's prophesy would be fulfilled seven hundred years later on a cold night as some shepherds were out keeping watch over their flocks. An angel, dispatched from heaven, appeared to them with news that would change the world forever.
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" Luke 2:9-14
Their long awaited Savior had arrived, just as promised. God never breaks His promises, then or now. Today we live in a world that is still in desperate need of the Savior. This Christmas season, as we celebrate the birth of that Savior, Jesus Christ, let us not forget to share this good news with all that we meet. Merry Christmas.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16,17
Pastor Frank Dodson