For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulder,
and he will be called,
Wonderful – Counselor,
Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6
This week we light the 3rd candle –
the candle of Joy.
I love of the Jubilee Bible describes the coming of the Messiah as the -
the Wonderful One,
The God, The Mighty One,
The Eternal Father, The Prince of Peace.
In the midst of a dark world - The God came to earth
He came not as a king – but as a humble baby – one full of awe and wonder…
We just celebrated our 3rd child’s birthday – he was born 4 days before Christmas.
His due date was January 4th – but I wanted so deeply to have him with us in the flesh at Christmas.
I so anticipated his birth – so yearned to be able to hold him, to experience the Joy of having him with us.
And after 2 false labors –
God honored that desire and he was born in time for Christmas.
There is such an awe and wonder that surrounds the birth of a baby.
Such a fullness of Joy that comes over you,
When you look into their face – All seems right with the world.
As I reflect upon the birth of Jesus – the promised Messiah I ponder…
how most of the world… clouded by its own expectations,
hardened by its own perceptions,
darkened by its own preconceived notions – missed him – they did not know he had arrived.
but Mary & Joseph, the Shepherds, the Angels, the Magi all looked into that babies face and saw -
The Promised One, The One Who Would Save, The One who who was The Wonderful One…
The One Who would one day Counsel and console many.
Simeon knew -
he had been waiting and waiting for the promised one…
Simeon’s overwhelming reply,
when he first saw and held that baby -
“for my eyes have seen your salvation”
Simeon’s soul felt his worth.
This weary old man felt the thrill of hope,
and for the world he would soon leave behind – he rejoiced,
knowing that a new and glorious time was coming -
for the Wonderful One had now arrived.
May Joy and gladness overwhelm you as you look into the eyes of your savior~Pin It