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)

Today’s post falls on Christmas Day, when believers worldwide look past the trappings of tinsel and wrapped presents and decorated trees. Though many worldwide celebrate Christmas through these things, followers of Christ know its true significance.

It’s about our savior being born in Bethlehem. It’s about hope from above in terrible, dark times. Christ is the nexus of God’s promises…in the flesh.

Christmas about the beginning of the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promise in Romans 8:28, that He will use all things for the good of His children. It’s about God showing us that He truly does have plans to prosper us and not to harm us (Jeremiah 29:11). It’s about His assurance to us to not be afraid, for He is with us (Isaiah 41:10). It’s about Him making a way where there seems to be no way (Isaiah 43:19).

Who else could use the death of His only Son for good, to make the final and ultimate sacrifice for us, so that our sins would be forgiven and so we could live with Him for eternity? No one.

Merry Christmas, fellow true believer. Don’t ever stop praying or believing.

Today’s soundtrack

“O Holy Night” was a poem originally penned by a Frenchman in the 1800s, then later translated into English and set to song, has been sung in many, many ways. But this agent loves this particular rendition by Third Day. I hope you will, too.