WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)
The Hebrew word for God in this title is the simple word “el”. It denotes a mighty power that can be found only in deity. When we understand that the word for God means “Mighty Power” then we can see that this title really means the “Mighty Mighty Deity”. In other words, Jesus is set apart from all other powers, deities, and spirit beings. His power is seen as far superior to anyone else. This word also means “Hero! It refers to one who is strong, mighty and invincible.” He alone is worthy to be our Hero for He has defeated all our enemies.
The story was told of an 8-year-old boy from Waterford, Connecticut who saved his sister’s life. Zachary saved his 6-year-old sister, Meghan, when she started choking on a piece of hard candy. Zachary noticed Meghan wasn’t breathing, and gave her the Heimlich maneuver, which he had learned on TV! But Zachary and his sister weren’t getting along too well when the reporter came to do an article on the rescue. The headline in the paper said, “Waterford Boy, 8, Saves Sister’s Life.” But the secondary headline underneath quoted Zachary saying, “I wouldn’t do it again. She’s been a pain this week.”
The good news is that Jesus came to rescue us as Mighty God and He would do it again. His power is like no other and worthy of our worship.
When Isaiah wrote Isaiah 9 the nation was facing conflict with international superpowers. They needed a superhero. What are the superpowers you are fighting with in your life? Call out to Jesus as Mighty God and ask Him to rescue you.