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A Child…A Son…Isaiah 9:6

The Prophet’s words were to give hope to a nation (and to an entire world) which was under the judgment of God because of their evil. But all hope was not to be extinguished, so he comforts them with these words, “To us a Child is born…” Very well, but weren’t children born every day? True…however, this Child…though He was similar in many respects to other children…was also very different.

A Child is born. Children are proof that God hasn’t completely given up on the world. Children are a gift of promise. They offer a chance…a chance to love…to be unselfish…to sacrifice…to train…to teach…to learn…to serve…to show tenderness…to feel compassion…a chance to do better.

Children are joy-bringers. They major in joy. They inspire it and delight in it. When Jesus was born there was great praise offered. There was  angelic  singing. Joy and peace were the score upon which the music of hope was written. Lowly shepherds worshipped. People who lived in darkness saw a Great Light. A star marked the way to Him. A mother who had said, “Yes!” to God, knew that something special was underway. A stepfather, watching, felt a pride well up in him…for such a wife…for such a Son. The Heavenly Father delighted in the scene for which the ages had waited. And with it all, He was very well pleased.

The Child born soon became the Son given…born to us…given for us. Given to loneliness…to hardship…to weariness…given to hunger…to thirst…to temptations…given to criticism…to poverty…to misunderstanding…to hate…given to tears…to sufferings…to love…given to service…to helping…to healing…given to fellowship…to teaching…to believing in others and helping them believe also in His belief in them…given to listening…to prayer…to fasting…given to truth…to loyalty…to God’s righteousness…given for our saving…to beatings, spittle, thorns, a cross and to cruel death…given to the tomb…given to life again…and given yet again whenever penitent souls open their hearts to receive Him as Savior.

For to us a Child is born…God’s promise of joy to the world, peace on earth, and good will to mankind. For to us a Son is given…God’s proof…of love to one and all…of how much He wants us home with Him…of the sacrificial lengths to which He has gone for you…for me…for all. Please don’t turn away from the finest Gift of all!

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One thought on “A Child…A Son…Isaiah 9:6

  1. THANKS DOUG FOR THE THOUGHTS OF THE CHILD WHO WAS BORN “JESUS”.

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