Today we begin the second week of advent, remembering the hope Jesus' birth brought to our dark world. The longing of every needy heart was fulfilled in that one moment.
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen! Isaiah 9:6-7
The Israelites of Isaiah's day were longing for peace, both personally and as a nation. Peace was made possible in the coming of Jesus, the High King, powerful to reign. In our own world today glimpses of peace are fragile and precious. Peace in our own life can elude us. However, wherever a heart kneels in submission to the King of Heaven peace is possible.
May you be comforted by the peace Jesus brings to your heart as he rules as Lord today. While looking forward with anticipation to the day of his final earthly reign!