Fresh Hope – 28th December 2020

Isaiah 9v6, ‘For to us a Child shall be born, to us a Son shall be given; And the government shall be upon His shoulder, And His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace’. 

Wonderful counsellor – professional, Christian counselling is excellent, but how incredible that God has also gifted us with a ‘wonderful counsellor’ to walk with us 24/7. The Holy Spirit is also defined as ‘counsellor’. Not many religions, if any, serve a God who reminds us who we are, creates a safe place for us to process our issues, reminds us of our core values, and imparts wisdom and advice on how to find healing and wholeness. 

Mighty God – Let us not forget in the heat of 2020, that Jesus is still MIGHTY. He still sits on the throne. He is still in control. 

Everlasting Father – Many of society’s problems come down to the root issue of fatherlessness. Fatherhood has become one of the most undermined roles of our society – strong men who lead and establish the household, and thus the next generation and our society! We’re in a world hungry for quality fathering! We have an EVERLASTING father – constant and never-ending in His love, guidance, provision, protection and wisdom. 

Prince of Peace – Jesus, son of God, came as a prince, carrying the royal mandate of bringing PEACE to a world in turmoil. This is who He is. This is His mission. When we say ‘prince’ – we aren’t referring to the kind of prince who sits in a palace sipping on tea, being waited on. A real prince carries authority and a mission. A prince has a title to fulfil…and that He has. Jesus, Prince of Peace. 

Emma Burchell

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