My favorite part of Christmas this year was lighting the final Advent candle and reading the Christmas story. Those familiar passages come alive once again and remind us of the promise that we have in Jesus. A gift far better than the ones under the tree.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.