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 Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Upon His shoulders … what a secure place to rest … the shoulders of a baby who would become righteousness and justice. The One who would establish His kingdom and be born into hearts who would believe. And although sinless, He understands all of our temptations. Although strong and mighty, He understands our weaknesses and heaps grace upon grace on our lives. He is indeed our Wonderful Counselor, our Mighty God, an Everlasting Father and our Prince of Peace.
Oh Jesus, You are wonderful! Thank You for resting me on Your shoulders when I need to be carried. Thank You for the wisdom, power, and peace that come from You. As I worship You on this Sabbath, help me stay focused on Your Advent. Help me be a blessing to someone in my family today. I love You, Lord, amen.
Delight in Him …