THE CHILD JESUS

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

The most precious names need to be combined in order to bring out the excellence of my Saviour — and need to be sublimed, too, to their loftiest significance and meaning.

Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor. I am like a passenger on a ship sailing across the wild Atlantic. There are tempests roaring fit to crush the vessel. But I lean on my Captain’s clear eye and steadfast hand; His wisdom never fails!

Jesus is the Mighty God. I am like a soldier in a desperate struggle against overwhelming odds. I have no strength against the great army — the world rulers of this darkness, the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. What can I do against such unearthly and diabolical foes? But One fights for me who has all power, and I am safe!

Jesus is the Father of Eternity. I am like a pilgrim passing through a foreign land. I see its sights and listen to its sounds — but I have no continuing city here and no stable home. But my Lord is from everlasting to everlasting, and He permits me to share in His eternal heavenly home.

Jesus is the Prince of Peace. I am like the martyr whom the fiery flames lick and scorch. I cannot be true to Jesus without encountering the world’s ridicule and hate. But He is with me all the time. He breathes an assured tranquillity into my soul. He gives me His own unspeakable joy. So He supplies all my needs.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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