For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NKJV
Jesus was born... solving for the world a dilemma. And that reflected the many names given in this passage. God gave us a gift... called many things. The best gift... with the best qualities and the best price. God masterfully gave us exactly what was needed: a counselor, strong, dependable, and trustworthy. A Savior of the best kind... with no sacrifice needed... no lengthy list of requirements to enable our salvation. Previous worship of gods required a trip to the market for a perfect sacrifice. The sacrifice fulfilled many demands: perfect in form (and expensive), detailed description of how to operate the sacrifice, and place to present said sacrifice to the god.
God says this perfect gift is yours to keep.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
God brings so many perfect things to us through this gift. This gift that we could not earn and did nothing to deserve is so lavishly given. When we worry, we are urged to not fear as God has so many qualities to lean on. He is ever present. As we seek Him we find more of His qualities (thus more names)... like Redeemer, Provider, Hope-Giver.
As we discover many more qualities that God reveals to us... We gain gifts ourselves to draw others to Him. We counsel, provide strength, and share our trustworthiness. We are able to see clearly that God is in our midst, answering heartfelt prayers, and giving talents to enable us to draw friends and family to Him.
Un-BlahhG author, Caroline Cardwell spends her days caring for children as a therapist and engagement specialist at a local school, chasing four children at home and growing her home based health business. Did we mention that she and her husband, JD Cardwell, also began a church with ah-mazing leaders and a tribe they adore.