Day 17 of our 25 days of Scripture Reflections for this Christmas Season: Mighty God.
Scripture: "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" (Isaiah 9:6).
We continue to reflect on this scripture from Isaiah Chapter 9 when the Messiah to come will be called "Mighty God."
Reflection: Jesus comes to us as a small, helpless infant in a humble stable, but make no mistake, He is the King of Heaven and Earth and He is all powerful. What makes Christ powerful is His Love. It's a Love the world has never seen. It's total Love. It's complete Love. It lacks nothing. It is not conditional. It is all embracing. It’s a Love that heals, that restores, that delivers. A Love that sacrifices for love of others. God’s Love is a Love that sets us free. And this is why Jesus came. To bring the power of His Love to life. Jesus reveals a Mighty God, who reigns in goodness, gentleness and humility .. things that the world would never recognize as power. He comes to wash away our sins, and unite us to Himself, in order that we might share in His Divine Love, forever. He is not weak, He is not powerless. He is God. The Christ Child is Love incarnate, and there is nothing more powerful than that. As Christmas gets closer, may our hearts open wider to the unconditional Love of God.
Questions: What do I think of when I think of God's Power? Do I think of strength or battles or judgment? Do I consider God's Love to be the most powerful presence on earth? What area of my life needs the power of God right now?
Prayer: Dear Lord, you are a wonderful and Mighty God, and I desire to know the power of your Love in my life. Please take my life, just the way it is, and open my heart to receive your unconditional Love even in this very moment. The world teaches me that I have to earn love, that I'm not good unless I do something good, that others are better than me. But you reveal a different kind of Love. You reveal The Truth. You show us a Love that is everything for everyone. Your Love can work wonders, and I ask you to work wonders in my life and in the lives of my family and friends. In Jesus' Mighty name. Amen.
Join us again tomorrow for another spiritual reflection. May God Bless you, and everyone near and dear to you.
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