"For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father and Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6 (HCSB)
As we enter the CHRISTmas season, may we direct our eyes to the Scriptures to read of the One whose birthday we celebrate....JESUS.
Isaiah prophecied many years prior to Jesus' birth that a Savior would be coming...the Messiah. He told the people that He would be very special....WONDERFUL....MIGHTY....ETERNAL....PEACE.
They waited for Him. They watched for Him. Yet most did not recognize Him when He came. Most Jews are still waiting for Him today.
"The Old Testament books in the Bible (all of them written between 1450 BC and 430 BC) contained hundreds of prophecies about an “anointed one” (“Messiah” in Hebrew) who would arrive in their future. The Messiah would “deliver” or “save” all the Jewish people, bringing them to paradise or heaven. These prophecies also stated that the Messiah would save all the other people in the world “through the Jews.” For this reason, people who are not Jewish need to learn about the Messiah, too." (Clarifying Christianity (c) 1998)
Even with all that evidence, they still missed Him.
Today, God continually reveals Himself to us every day. He demonstrates His love for us, yet many fail to see it. He provides protection, yet many chalk it up to "coincidence" or "karma".
This CHRISTmas season, don't miss the obvious.
JESUS is the reason for the season.
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