You probably are familiar with the Old Testament prophecies concerning the promise of the Messiah found in the ninth chapter of the book of Isaiah. Many popular songs have incorporated these more popular verses making them easy to recall…for unto us a child is born…the government shall be upon His shoulders…Wonderful Counselor…Everlasting Father…Prince of Peace. I bet you are humming your favorite version right now…smile. As I often say in my home, “That’s good stuff!”
You may, like me, have read past the less familiar third verse without really taking the time to meditate on it. However, when you do, the verse packs a powerful punch. Christ came to earth to “multiply” the nation. What does that mean for you? It certainly makes me reflect on what my focus should be during this Christmas season. If I’m not thinking about how God may use me to join in His great plan of multiplication, maybe I’m really missing out on the true meaning of Christmas. How about You?