The Prince of Peace
Centuries before Jesus’ arrival, the prophet Isaiah shares God’s game plan. God’s people who heard Isaiah’s words must wait for their Messiah’s arrival, but they know that He will most assuredly come. And when He came, He was the Wonderful Counselor, as prophesied. He is Mighty God, as foretold. He is our Everlasting Father, as hoped for. He is the Prince of Peace.
Here are two questions to reflect on and discuss as a family or on your own:
- Why are you thankful for Jesus’ birth?
- Put yourself in their shoes: Imagine you lived centuries before Jesus’ arrival and you heard that the Messiah would be born and that He would be all of the wonderful things listed in that verse. What would you have felt? What would you have said at
familydinner that night?
Pray: “Lord, You didn’t owe me anything, yet You have given me everything. You are my Wonderful Counselor. You are my Mighty God. You are my Everlasting Father. You are the Prince of Peace.”