The Mighty God. The prophet Isaiah spoke of the coming Savior child to be born of a virgin, and said that he will be named Mighty God. (Isaiah 9:6) Isaiah is referring to two prophesies of different times – a child and a king. We celebrate the birth of the child at Christmas, but we will celebrate again at the return of a mighty king who will restore and redeem. Isaiah gives us a hint of this Mighty God in his earlier prophesy:
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
a light has dawned on those living in the land of darkness.
You have enlarged the nation and increased its joy.
The people have rejoiced before You as they rejoice at harvest time
and as they rejoice when dividing spoils.
For You have shattered their burdensome yoke
and the rod on their shoulders, the staff of their oppressor,
just as You did on the day of Midian. (Isaiah 9:2-4)
This Christmas when you’re hanging your lights on your home and tree, think of the great light that has overcome the darkness and will once again fill the earth with joy. We have hope!
*shared with permission from BibleStoryPrintables.com
Follow along each day during the holiday season as I post a different name of Jesus and Christmas ornament you can download to decorate and hang on your CHRISTmas tree! It’s a wonderful way to discover who Jesus Christ is, and what His birth at Christmas means to each of us.