This is one of the most famous passages in Isaiah, and is even sung in Handel’s masterpiece. If you haven’t read this glorious piece of scripture in awhile, this would be a great opportunity to do so, and to think of the meaning, the true meaning, of the “reason for the season” that we say to each other.
1. In reading Isaiah 9:6, do we reflect upon the fact of His presence being just as powerful now as it was when Isaiah first proclaimed this message from God to Israel?
2. Do we reflect upon the miracle – the true miracle – that was given unto us by God Himself in order to make right that which was made wrong between us and God, all the way back in the Garden of Eden?
Challenge: Pray, sing (to Handel’s Messiah, if you wish), and delight in this savior, who was at once all God and all man. He came to us in lowly circumstances over 2,000 years ago, just to love us and rescue us. That is the true meaning of Christianity, and we should remember it in all seasons. Amen.