Yesterday in DIG I wrote about Jesus tells us that He was God by saying, “I am”.
Today we have this reinforced through another name given to Jesus in Isaiah 9 v 6.
Everlasting means to endure forever, in advance or perpetuity; that means Jesus has always been and He will be forever.
This is talking about eternity in past times as well as in the future.
Father means chief or principle as well as in the paternal sense.
That definition using everlasting and father sounds a lot like God to me.
That is because Jesus is God, and He always has been and He always will be.
Please don’t ask me to explain logically how God can be one and yet three, how God can be Father God and Jesus (and Holy Spirit as well); this is the marvel of the Trinity and there are something things that I cannot explain but believe by faith.
What amazes me about this is that Jesus, who always has been and always will be God, still came to earth as a man (born as a child).
This is a sign of the mercy, compassion and love of God; that one of the Godhead would “lower” Himself to come as flesh and dwell among us.
This is the great truth that we should be celebrating in the run up to Christmas.
God’s love for mankind, God’s love for you, was (and is still) so huge that He would leave the presence of the rest of the Godhead to live and die for you.
Meditate on that truth this morning.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Jesus Christ, thank you that He came and dwelt among us as a man yet was still God”.
Isaiah 9 v 6…..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