“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
The New Testament then records the fulfilment of this prophecy in Luke 2:1-20 telling us the story of God’s love personified; how even though Jesus was born in a lowly stable, and had an animal feeding trough for His bed, He was visited by royalty from far off lands, who acknowledged Jesus as the promised Messiah. What an amazing love story beginning with His birth at Christmas, then His sacrificial death at Calvary, and three days later, His resurrection.
We pray that God will reveal Himself to you in a special way this Christmas, and that you will experience His love, and discover something new and meaningful about the Christmas story.
We also pray that you and your family will be safe this Christmas season and find time to rest and refresh yourselves following a difficult and busy year.
Heavenly Father we thank you that you are always there for us. You are our Almighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, our Counsellor, constant companion, and our friend. By your gift, we know how much you love us. Teach us how to love you more, In Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Numbers 6: 24-26
“May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”