Today's scripture: Isaiah 9:6
Of the four descriptions Isaiah uses of Jesus, this one is the most comforting
to me. Jesus is our Eternal Father.
Frankly, it’s a mystery beyond our human understanding: The God we Christians
worship is three-in-one. He is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy
Spirit. One God manifested in three persons.
And each shares the attributes of the others. I don’t fully understand, but I
believe this to be true.
So even though we describe Jesus Christ as the Son of God, He is still, in
fact, God the Son. And just as God the Father is eternal, so is Jesus the
He is eternal—or what the New King James Version calls Everlasting. Jesus
Christ has always been and will always be. He existed before time as we know it
began, and He will exist when time as we know it ends.
He is our Father. He loves us with an unconditional love. There is nothing we
can do or say or think that keeps Him from loving us. And He loves us whether
we choose to love Him or not.
And if we choose to love Him, if we choose to believe in Him as our Savior and
accept His gift of eternal life, He invites us to be in relationship with Him.
A relationship for now and for all eternity.