Bearing Hope

“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

There are five names for Jesus in the above verses. As followers of Christ, each one is a special gift we can carry with us throughout our lives. Each is unique, and can be opened whenever we fail to trust and let fear creep in. They are far more precious than any gift the wisemen had to offer.

First, His name is Wonderful. He brings Joy and amazement. Each new day is a new beginning filled with wonder and surprise. He carries everything upon His shoulders and inspires us to worship and praise His holy name.

Second, His name is Counselor. He guides us through all the important decisions in life. This God, touches each of us personally and gives us direction and purpose for our lives.

Third, He is the Mighty God. He gives us strength to live the life He’s called us to.

Fourth, He is the Everlasting Father. He has our destiny in His hands. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. We are His beloved forever.

Fifth, His name is the Prince of Peace. Through you Living Christ, pride, violence, selfishness, injustice, intolerance, will be replaced with renewed hope for our lives and the world.

“Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.” Isaiah 6:7

Everlasting Father, With the gift of this Holy Child, may we be open to new beginnings. In the gift this day, may our eyes be open to new ways of seeing. Guide us, Living Christ, that we might find you in one another. Guide us, Loving Christ, that we may give ourselves for the earth and its people. Guide us, Spirit of New Birth, that in the matter of our lives, we may be bearers of hope. Adapted from Casa del Sol chant. Amen

Lois Autterson

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