The evangelical prophet, Isaiah, spoke for and about the Lord who was to come (Messiah), when he said:
“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” (Isaiah 9:6-7)
At Christmastime, I think most of us usually concentrate on “Jesus is coming! Jesus is born!” But the second coming is just as exciting. “Jesus is coming again!” In this passage, Isaiah is telling about both the first coming and the second coming. The child he mentioned is going to be a wonderful ruler over the New Kingdom. How many of us have wished that the ruler of our country would rule in perfect justice and righteousness and that there would be peace in our land? Jesus will do this. He will rule like a loving Father yet with might and he will bring peace to all.
The reason I’ve wanted to be a writer is that I’ve wanted to speak for the Lord, I’ve wanted to tell everyone how wonderful he is and what peace he gives. Here’s a prayer/poem I’ve had published a few times that may interest anyone who wants to speak for the Lord. It is included in my newly published book, Song & Poems From a Yielded Heart.
Empower My Words
Empower my words, gracious Father, that I may proclaim thy truth!
You who spoke and it came to be, you whose Word came to live in me,
Grant that the blind may come to see your everlasting grace.
Empower my words, Holy Spirit, to melt the hardened hearts,
Make my words like soft, gentle rain, cleansing wounds and soothing the pain.
May my message not be in vain. Please speak, O Lord, through me.
Empower my words, Christ Jesus, to show who you really are!
You are first, above everything. Savior, LORD, King of all kings.
With love my heart, enraptured, sings to glorify your name.
Empower my words to speak boldly as a Spokesman of your grace.
You who paid the debt of my sin, you who healed my hurts deep within,
Show me the best way to begin to reach their hearts for you.
—by Judith Vander Wege
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