We pray these reflections, highlighting the many names of our Savior, would bless you and enrich your heart in preparation for celebrating the miracle of the Incarnation.
Title: Wonderful Counselor
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6, Psalm 32:8
In ancient Israel, a counselor was understood to be a wise king, giving counsel to his people. Christ's role as our Wonderful Counselor means that we can trust Him to listen and guide us in His ways. How have you seen Jesus be your Wonderful Counselor?
The long-awaited Messiah that was coming into the world would cause His people to be full of wonder. In this advent season, are you full of wonder?
Title: Mighty God
Scripture: Zephaniah 3:17, Revelation 1:8
While beautiful and celebratory, Christmas can also be a difficult time for many of us. In your hardest moments, are you trusting God to be your mighty strength?
Zephaniah 3:17 presents the beautiful reality that The Lord is in our midst, singing and rejoicing over us, and quieting us by His love. Are you taking time to notice His might even in the little moments of quiet stillness in His presence?
Title: Everlasting Father
Scripture: Psalm 90:2, Isaiah 40:28
A timeless God willingly entered time to live among us and for us. What response does God’s choice to come dwell among us stir up in you?
What does it mean that Jesus is everlasting?
Title: Prince of Peace
Scripture: Ephesians 2:14, John 16:33
In a world that is increasingly violent and chaotic, we are in desperate need of a Prince of Peace. What does it mean to you that Jesus is the Prince of Peace?
Ephesians 2:14 says that Jesus Himself is our peace. How have you experienced Jesus being your peace?
Title: A Son is given
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 7:14
Jesus is the greatest gift we could ever receive. How do you express your gratitude for God’s gift in the person of Jesus?
Jesus’ birth was the perfect fulfillment of ages of God’s covenant and promise to His people. How do you see God daily keeping His promises to you?