Every birth has a unique story surrounding it. The moment we were born, a change occurred within our mother’s body. She was no longer the same. The child she had carried for months has now made an entrance into the world!
The birth of Jesus was one of prophesy fulfilled. Something must be done for the world to once again know that God was indeed the Creator and Progenitor of humanity. The Prophet Isaiah voices an utterance that shook not only Isaiah but all of those who read it.
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder. And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and upon His Kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)
This child who laid in an animal trough (manger) would forever change the world! He would be the one to point people back to God and give them excess to a life beyond this human experience. He would be the one to bring hope to the hopeless, the faith to believe, and joy that this world could never give.
He would bring that Peace that no man could measure, and awaken the child within each of us to experience the pleasure of belonging; the gift of calling God our Father and a forever place called Heaven.
Today’s message is the finale in the 3-part series “The Message of the Manger.” Listen to them on podcast here or in iTunes or iHeart Radio.
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