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 Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. (Isaiah 9)
I have no power or control in this world. And neither does anyone else really.
In recent years, we have seen world leaders brought down – sometimes brutally brought down. They had power for a time, then it was gone.
Earthly kings have failed miserably, regardless of their intentions, to rule their kingdoms in righteousness and with justice, and to bring lasting peace to their people. They lacked the power to do so.
So, Mighty God himself has come to rule over his kingdom.
The Christ child, born the King of the Jews, was brought into the world in lowly, deprived circumstances, yet he would shoulder the responsibility of judicious lasting government (Daniel 7:14). He would rule wisely, bringing everlasting peace to his people.
And though many tried to thwart the plan for Christ’s kingly rule, God’s passion, and his power, saw it through to completion.
Our God reigns!
Wonderful Counselor John Michael Talbot