He can do it!
Deep inside we feel a longing for peace and joy, but we live today in a time that is characterized by uncertainty and lunacy. We are inquisitive and overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information. Our world is getting more and more complicated and confused. Who knows what or who you can believe? Many world politicians feel that the rapidly changing political and economic conditions overwhelm them. We, too, are not in a position to participate in change in this increasingly complex society. There is no sense of real security at this time. Fewer people trust the judiciary. Terrorism, crime, political intrigue and corruption threaten the security of each individual.
We have long been used to continuous advertising every 30 seconds and become impatient when someone speaks to us for more than two minutes. If we don't like something anymore, we change our job, apartment, hobby or spouse. It is difficult to stop and enjoy the moment. We quickly become bored because there is a restlessness deep within our personality. We worship the idols of materialism and deliver ourselves to "deities" that make us feel good by satisfying our needs and desires. In this world full of confusion, God has revealed himself with many signs and miracles and yet many do not believe in him. Martin Luther once said that the incarnation consisted of three miracles: «The first is that God became man; the second that a virgin became a mother and the third that people believe this wholeheartedly ».
The doctor Luke had researched and written down what he had heard from Maria: "And the angel said to her: Do not be afraid, Maria, you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive and give birth to a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will be king over the house of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will never end. Then Mary said to the angel: How is that supposed to happen, since I don't know of any man? The angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the holy that is born will be called the Son of God » (Luke 1,30: 35). The prophet Isaiah had predicted this (Isaiah 7,14). Only through Jesus Christ could the prophecy come true.
The apostle Paul wrote about Jesus coming to the church in Corinth: "For God who said: Light should shine out of darkness, has given a bright glow in our hearts that enlightenment for the knowledge of the glory of God would arise in us Facing Jesus Christ » (2 Corinthians 4,6). Let us now consider what the prophet Isaiah said in the Old Testament about the characteristics of Christ, the "anointed one" (Greek Messiah) wrote down for us:
"For a child is born to us, a son is given to us, and rule rests on his shoulder; and his name is Miracle Advice, God Hero, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace; so that his reign would grow great and there would be no end to peace on the throne of David and in his kingdom, that he would strengthen and support it from now on through eternity. Such will the zeal of the Lord Zebaoth do » (Isaiah 9,5: 6).
He is literally the "wonder advisor". It gives us comfort and strength for all time and forever. The Messiah is itself a “miracle”. The word refers to what God did, not what people did. He is God himself. This child who was born to us is a miracle. He rules with infallible wisdom. He doesn't need a consultant or cabinet; he is a consultant himself. Do we need wisdom in this hour of need? Here is the consultant who deserves this name. He doesn't get burnout. He is always on duty. It is infinite wisdom. He is worthy of loyalty because his advice goes beyond human limits. Jesus invites everyone who needs a wonderful counselor to come to him. «Come to me, all of you who are laborious and burdened; I want to refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am meek and humble from the heart; so you will find rest for your souls. Because my yoke is gentle and my burden is light » (Matthew 11,28: 30).
He is the Almighty God. He is literally the “god hero”. The Messiah is the fully powerful, living, true God, omnipresent and omniscient. Jesus said: "I and the Father are one" (John 10,30). The Messiah himself is God and able to save everyone who trusts him. He has no less than all of God's omnipotence at his disposal. He can also do what he has set out to do.
He is a father forever. He is loving, caring, tender, faithful, wise, a leader, provider and protector. In Psalm 103,13 we read: "As a father has mercy on children, so the Lord has mercy on those who fear him".
For those who struggle for a positive father image - here is the one who deserves this name. We can have complete security in a close love relationship with our Eternal Father. The apostle Paul exhorts us in the Letter to the Romans with these words: "For you have not received a spirit of slavery anew to fear, but you have received a spirit of sonship through which we call:" Abba, father! " Yes, the Spirit itself, together with our Spirit, testifies that we are God's children. But when we are children, we are also heirs - heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. However, this means that we are now suffering with him; then we will also share in its glory » (Romans 8,15-17 New Geneva translation).
Prince of Peace
He rules over his people with peace. His peace lasts forever. He is the embodiment of peace, which is why he rules over his redeemed people as a prince who creates peace. In his farewell speech before his capture, Jesus said to his disciples: "I give you my peace" (John 14,27). Through faith, Jesus comes to our hearts and gives us His perfect peace. The moment we trust him completely, he gives us this indescribable peace.
Are we looking for someone to eliminate our uncertainty and give us wisdom? Have we lost the Christ miracle? Do we feel that we live in a time of spiritual poverty? He is our miracle counsel. Let us delve into his word and listen to the wonder of his counsel.
When we believe in Jesus Christ, we trust in Almighty God. Do we feel helpless in an unsettled world that is in turmoil? Do we carry a heavy burden that we can not carry alone? Almighty God is our strength. There is nothing he can not do. He can save all who trust him.
If we believe in Jesus Christ, we have an eternal Father. Do we feel like orphans? Do we feel defenseless? We have someone who always loves us, cares for us and works for what is best for us. Our father will never leave us nor miss us. Through him we have eternal security.
If we trust in Jesus Christ, he is our Prince of Peace as our King. Are we afraid and can not rest? Do we need a shepherd in hard times? There is only one who can give us deep and lasting inner peace.
Praise be our miracle counsel, peace prince, eternal father and god hero!
by Santiago Lange