Christmas: A Child is Born and a Son is Given

There are few greater verses that deal with the birth of Jesus than Isaiah 9:6. It details not only His birth, but Him being given as a sacrifice for our sins, His future reign as Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords, and also the names describing His person.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6

Christmas: A Child is Born and a Son is Given

Praise the Lord that this Christmas a child was born in a manger these many years ago for the express purpose of God the Father offering up and sacrificing His Son for the sins of the world.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

“He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” – Romans 8:32

“For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.” – Hebrews 10:14

The Government Shall be upon His Shoulder

Jesus is the great burden bearer. We weren’t meant to carry the burdens of life ourselves. If we try, we will surely buckle under its heavy load. Let the burdens of life rest upon His shoulders. He is able!

“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” ~ Psalm 55:22

“Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7

His Name Shall be Called: