009 Peace Prince

Isaiah 9:6b These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

        Finally, Isaiah says, this child will be called Prince of Peace.  Sur-Shalom.  Physical distress and spiritual misery will be conquered through the power and authority of this child.  He will establish peace.  His kingdom will increase, verse 7 tells us.  Peace will be so very much more than a temporary ceasefire.  His power and rule will launch a new heaven and new earth.  All suffering and frustration and angst and weapons of darkness will be obliterated.  Shalom is the wholeness and fulfillment that only God has.  Shalom peace is the purity and the perfection and the knowledge and summary of everything that is right.  Peace will be ultimate, never being dented by darkness.
        And it will come from a child.  A child who is the ruler of peace.  A child who has in his hand the power to dispense peace.  A child who will inherit Shalom from God the Father because he is God’s Son… the heir to the throne of all creation.  A child who rules with Psalm 93 sort of power and eternity.  A child who is born among us and for us.  A child who is too wondrous to describe with just one name.  A child who holds titles unimaginable.  A child who is equated with Yahweh, the King of kings, the Lord of lords.  A child who is saves the world.  A child who inaugurates the shalom of God.  God himself coming to earth to save his children.  Amen.


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