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Isaiah 9:6 has been sitting in the Daily section of our Scripture Memory box lately.
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
Prince of Peace
As we have been working on memorizing this passage, the descriptions of our Lord that are given there have become precious yet again.
Take a moment and consider with me what those names mean to us as homeschool moms—what has been given to us in this Savior, Whom we celebrate at Christmas time.
He is our Wonderful Counselor. When we are puzzled about how best to nurture a son or encourage a daughter or calm a fear or answer a question, we can get counsel—wonderful counsel— from the One Who knows everything. We have the treasure of His Word, with its depths of wisdom, and we have the privilege of prayer.
He is the Mighty God. On those days when we feel like we can’t do this anymore, our mighty God bolsters us with His strength. When we berate ourselves for failing once again at forming that new habit in our own lives, His strength gives us hope. And we can cling to His promise that His grace is sufficient.
He is our Everlasting Father. Though everything around us seems unstable, we have a Heavenly Father Whose kingdom is unshakable, Who is everlasting. His constant love and provision will support us throughout the changes of life, as only a perfect Father can.
He is the Prince of Peace. When fears beset our souls and worries try to settle in our heads, He offers a deep-seated calm to all those who keep their minds stayed on Him. We can have peace, though the billows roll around us, as we keep our eyes fixed on our Lord.
Yes, we have been given many wonderful treasures in this Savior of our souls. If you haven’t recently studied the names of our God, I encourage you to embrace that pleasant task this coming year. Read, ponder anew, and be blessed.
Merry Christmas from SCM
Our wish for you this Christmas is that you
listen to the Wonderful Counselor,
draw strength from our Mighty God,
find security in the Everlasting Father,
learn to rest in our Prince of Peace.