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.
Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
Gifts are set out. Children are giddy with excitement. People are preparing to travel. Families gather. Soon the sun will set, and an expectant hush will fall across the earth. The stars will shine against an inky black sky like they did that night so many years ago. The waiting is coming to an end. Tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day that marks the birth of the Messiah. The Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The Savior of the world, born.
The planning, the praying, the seeking after God – leaning in to hope, love, joy, and peace – recognizing Advent, it all comes to this. The eve of the Messiah’s birth.
Take a moment, find a quiet place. Breathe in the peace he provides, and exhale the stress of the season. For tomorrow, we celebrate.
For Today: How have you grown closer to God during this period of Advent? How has he shown you hope, love, joy and peace?