…Mighty God, (Isaiah 9:6)
We’re almost there. The “Sleep in Heavenly Peace” part.
So why am I stressed?
As we move closer to Christmas, all sorts of emotions are getting stirred up. Although we would like to say we are focused strictly on the birth of our Savior, the fact is this can be a really crazy time. Perhaps you are rushing to wrap—or get—or think of—those last gifts. Maybe you are frantically trying to get ready to travel—tickets, luggage, ohnowhatdowedowiththedogwhilewe’regoneandwasthatacoughdoyouhaveCovid?
Could be you’re receiving guests into your nightmare of a house—good luck with that.
Or you’re moving.
Or someone you love is sick.
Or you’re broke.
Or things are just falling apart.
Given all that, I feel pretty spiffy that you’ve taken the time to read this. Since you have, make the most of the moment. Let the words soak in:
He is Mighty God.
Read it again. Go on.
Now, say it out loud.
This King we serve, this Lord we love, this Savior we celebrate is fully capable of meeting the challenges of your day, be they mundane or monstrous.
And he will.
Because you are his beloved.
Because you are his, Beloved.