"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, [a] Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)
This child...this Baby...the "Mighty God"?
Isaiah had prophesied that GOD would come IN THE FLESH--that God would be "with us", and become one of us. He would be "Immanuel" (God with us.)
But He would not cease to be God.
That meant that his attributes would stay with Him (even though He didn't actively use all of them while on Earth).
One of those attributes was His MIGHT. His strength (not like my nephew, Tim, who is a physical specimen)...but His strength over nature, over illness, over satan and his cohorts...
The kind of strength this baby had was strength to free people from slavery to sin...to give them HOPE! His strength was the kind that led people from darkness into light.
He Walked on water (John 6); Calmed the storm (Mark 4); Delivered from demons (Matthew 17); and even Raised the dead! (John 11).
...and He still does!
The 'storms' that we see...the demons that still enslave us...the obstacles we still have to overcome...the death that we still fear--Jesus gives freedom from all of that!
He is STILL the Mighty God! (Philippians 4:6-19, where we read "I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.")
This Christmas, remember: That Baby WAS the Mighty God "in the flesh", and He still IS the "Mighty God"...but now He shows up in our lives, by faith!
Let Him use His "Might" for you!