For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
These beautiful words from Isaiah help us to remember the very source of peace: Jesus Christ. He is our Father and Counselor. I am kind of preoccupied this morning with the concept of world peace. If the entire world knew Jesus, would that bring world peace? I am sure the early Jews expected a savior to save them and give them peace. But they thought it would be different, and they continue to wait for their savior. I know Jesus is my way to peace, and I believe He is the way to peace in the world.
Holy God, thank you for Isaiah and his words of comfort and direction. Thank you for today, and for the rain that is coming. Thank you for family and friends and true love. Amen