Posted by: glorifyhim1 | December 24, 2017

Rejoicing in Jesus

Rejoicing in Jesus

“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)

 

Many years ago I came to know Jesus as my Savior. When I accepted what He had done for me, however, I had no idea what it really meant to walk with Him day by day. Through the years, however, I have come to know both the wonder and joy of living life with Jesus.

 

Yes, Jesus came to save me, but He also came to live with me daily. This Christmas, as I read Isaiah’s prophecy about Jesus in Isaiah 9:6, I thought about the titles the prophet used to describe the coming One – Wonderful, Counselor; Mighty God; Everlasting Father; and Prince of Peace. And I realized afresh and anew that this is the Jesus I know – not just what I know about Him, but what I have experienced personally!

 

  1. He is my Counselor. He is the One I turn to for advice, help, and direction. He guides me and gives me understanding. His Word assures me that He will make my pathway straight (see Proverbs 3:6).
  2. He is my Mighty God. The same Almighty God who created the heavens and the earth, who has all power, for whom nothing is too hard, knows me by name – and He cares for me (see John 10:2-3 and 1 Peter 5:7).
  3. He is my Everlasting Father. My Father’s love is steadfast and eternal (see Psalm 136:26). Nothing can ever separate me from His great love for me (see Romans 8:31-39). Even when I fail Him, He stands ready to pour out His mercy and grace and forgive me (see Psalm 86:5). He comforts me (see Psalm 23:4). He hears me when I call (see Psalm 17:6). He rejoices over me with singing (see Zephaniah 3:17). He promises to never leave me or forsake me (see Hebrews 13:5-6).
  4. He is my Prince of Peace. Isaiah wrote: “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed (Isaiah 53:5). Because of what Jesus did for me, I have peace. I have peace with God (see Romans 5:1). His peace guards my heart and mind (see Philippians 4:7). As I trust in Jesus, He will keep me in perfect peace (see Isaiah 26:3). Jesus Himself stated: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

 

As I celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas, I rejoice in this Jesus I know, the One who saved me all those years ago, and the One who walks with me today. I thank Him and I praise Him, my Savior and my Lord!

 

“Lord, you are my God;

   I will exalt you and praise your name,

for in perfect faithfulness

   you have done wonderful things,

   things planned long ago.”

(Isaiah 25:1)

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