Just Take It

Isaiah 9:6-7
"For unto us a Child is born, 
          Unto us a Son is given; 
          And the government will be upon His shoulder. 
          And His name will be called 
          Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, 
          Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
    7      Of the increase of His government and peace 
          There will be no end, 
          Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, 
          To order it and establish it with judgment and justice 
          From that time forward, even forever. 
          The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this."

You know that moment on the holiday, when the work is done, the preparations are all made, the cooking is complete, and you’re about to sit down to the feast, the family is gathering – that’s what we’re waiting for.
In our long war against the serpent, we will one day hang up our weapons for good, sit down, and sigh with contentment.

Isaiah 9:6, that famous verse, for unto us a child is born – this is a birth announcement, or a wedding invitation. And we know how much preparation there is to do for a birth or a wedding. The beauty of it is that you don’t make your salvation happen by your work, your preparation. It’s already done – all you need to do is take it, like you take this cup every week. It’s prepared for you. All you have to do is sit down, look to Jesus, love Him, surrender to Him, give Him your guilt and shame to bear, look for Him to come again and restore us to health.


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