Tuesday, December 21, 2021
“And His name will be called . . . Mighty God, Everlasting Father” (Isaiah 9:6 NKJV).
It’s kind of hard to wrap our minds around the idea that a beautiful little baby, born in a manger in Bethlehem, was God Almighty. He was deity in diapers. My friend Max Lucado put it this way: “Divinity arrived. Heaven opened herself and placed her most precious one in a human womb. The omnipotent, in one instant, made himself breakable.”
Jesus was fully God and fully man. He was not just a good man; He was the God-man. God came to this earth and walked among us. Jesus became one of us without ceasing to be Himself. He became human without ceasing to be God. And Isaiah 9:6 tells us that He is the Mighty God.
That takes care of the demands of life. He has all the power that you need. Whatever you’re facing, whatever challenge or difficulty you’re going through, the Almighty God has taken residence in your heart if you have given your life to Jesus Christ.
In addition, Isaiah calls him Everlasting Father. This brings hope and encouragement to those of us who grew up without a father or who perhaps had a harsh, abusive father.
When I was growing up, my mother was married and divorced seven different times, so I didn’t have a father figure. But when I became a believer in Jesus Christ, I suddenly had a heavenly Father looking out for me and with whom I could come into a relationship.
We have a Father in Heaven who loves us. Because Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, we can now call God our Father if we’ve put our faith in Jesus Christ. Not only is He our Father, but He’s our Everlasting Father. That means He’s not only our Father on Earth, but He also will receive us into Heaven one day.
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