No Doubt About Jesus
Most parents dream of what their child will one day grow to be, and they usually have tremendous hopes and dreams for their kids. However, they have no way of knowing for sure what they will become.
When Jesus was a baby, his mother did not have to wonder what he would grow up to be. Isaiah made very clear what baby Jesus would one day do and be.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)
What any child will one day is only a guess teeming with possibility for greatness. When Jesus was a baby and even many years before he was born, his destiny of greatness was already clear.
Focus on Jesus
This Christmas season, make a deliberate effort to focus not only on Jesus as a baby, but also on your current relationship with him and how you are growing in that relationship. Intentionally consider the fact that this baby in the Nativity scene at Christmas is a King worthy of your best.
As the “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace,” ask if Jesus is getting your best. Remember that he knows your past, present and future, and he loves you exactly as you are today. He deserves the best you have to give.