"For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”
It's Christmas! We're excited to be with family and friends. Or, we're not. We're sad and alone. Or, maybe relationships aren't what we wish they were. What do we do? Do we STAY in our melancholy mindset? No, we don't. We go to our WONDERFUL COUNSELOR. We talk to Him. We pray and ask Him to show us what to do, what to say, whether to make that call or not. We trust Him. We ask Him to fill us with His mind and energy; to do His will and bidding. We get out of the way so He can work in and through us. It's CHRISTMAS...Christ's mass. We focus our eyes and hearts on Him.
Today is a reminder of the incarnation. "The Holy Spirit will come upon you," the angel said to Mary. "And you will bear a child - Jesus. Christ in Mary. Born out through her flesh.
And today, each believer is given the same heavenly message. "The Holy Spirit will come upon you," Jesus said. "Christ in you," Paul explained. As Mary bore Christ through her flesh, we bear Christ through our flesh as we pray to be filled with His Spirit and walk in His will.
Today is Christ's mass. We seat Him on the throne of our hearts so HE is borne out through our lives.
Lord Jesus, WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, rule over our minds, emotions, and wills. Bear YOUR nature in and through us. Counsel us so that our words and actions are goverened by You. As the Holy Spirit came upon Mary, fill us so YOU are borne out through our lives. We love and worship and praise YOU, Lord Jesus.