For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Isaiah pronounces these words to a people who were torn up by their roots. The Babylonian Army marched into Jerusalem and dragged them into slavery. Confused by God’s action and overwhelmed by their loss, they cling to these words by their prophet. They cling to the hope… and they wait. They wait for this child who will transform their deep darkness into light. They are promised that His authority will create a peaceful commonwealth, where there will be justice and righteousness for all, and forever.
This promise is spoken to people in every age, especially those living under oppression or in dark depression. It is spoken to the hungry and ill, the imprisoned and the forgotten. The mantle of authority on His shoulders is now shared with us. That mantle of authority will continue to grow wherever justice and righteousness is done, born on the shoulders of the Prince of Peace.
Our peaceable commonwealth is always working toward a greater understanding of justice and righteousness for all. I am proud to serve with you as together we inform and educate our community in the divine impact and its continued benefit for our children and families.
Thank you for proudly bearing the mantle. Thank you for selflessly serving our community. Thank you for your many accomplishments and know that I am always proud to speak of your commitment.
As you share the joy of Christmas, may you and your families rest secure this season in the arms of the “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, (the) Prince of Peace”.