21. For Unto Us a Child is Born

SERIES: 31 REASONS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

Isaiah 9:6-7
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. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

We celebrate Christmas because we celebrate Jesus who

  • fulfilled the glorious prophecy of the birth of the Messiah
  • identified fully with humanity by coming as a weak, dependent baby
  • the second Person of the Godhead, who is the Son of God, chose to be born as a baby, thereby qualifying Himself to be our Savior and High Priest through His given identity as the Son.

Lord thank you for loving me so much that you chose to identify with me.

Author

Preethi Alice Jacob

Preethi Jacob is the author of the yearlong devotional At the Potter’s Wheel, Day by Day. Her journey includes teaching a Bible Study Fellowship class, teaching and leading the Sunday School ministry in her church, leading Bible studies, besides counselling young women. She serves on the Global Mission Team of the United Bible Societies and lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and two young adult children.

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