December 25, 2013

The Christ Candle - Isaiah 9:1-7

Centuries before his birth, the prophecy of Isaiah announced his coming. As Immanuel, Jesus was “God with us” in the fullest sense (7:14). This Christmas Day passage reminds us of what he has accomplished for us. Jesus is the “Wonderful Counselor,” the King whose work causes the world to marvel. Jesus is “Mighty God,” whose divine power conquers evil. Jesus is the “Everlasting Father.” He is our eternal protector and guide. Jesus is the “Prince of Peace.” His life and work will bring wholeness to our brokenness.