For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this (Isa 9:6-7)~~ The birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus! There has never been a more significant event in the history of the world. It’s a story of the all powerful God coming near to his creation in the form of a baby. Centuries of prophecies being fulfilled through the birth pains of a woman. The worldwide curse would soon see it’s undoing as this baby would grow into a boy, a man, and then become the all atoning and perfect sacrifice. The course of not just history but eternity would never be the same. That wonderful, mysterious night over 2000 years ago caused shepherds to leave their sheep; it started a long journey for wise men from foreign countries, scores of people put down their ‘lives’ to pursue the presence of the Lord in worship! As we remember again the significance of that night, may the wonder, mystery, and majesty that set many on a special journey in their lives, stir our hearts as it has done in those of who have responded to it for generations. Merry Christmas to all of my friends and family. May God bless you!