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.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
I was sitting in the Prayer Room on Friday as the team was singing through this passage of scripture. I was overwhelmed as I sat and reflected on Jesus. My Jesus. My Strong Tower, my Deliverer. The One who holds me up by His strong Right Arm. He who came, wrapped up in a heavenly strength unseen by man. He who came, carrying the government of heaven on His shoulders.
I had a conversation with Jesus that night. I had questions. Jesus, what did it feel like the moment you were born? Did you feel the weight of the world in the moment you shed the glory of Heaven and took on human flesh? When you came forth, carrying the Kingdom of Heaven, did you also sense the darkness of this world?
I love that God allows me to ask questions. And I love how He doesn’t always answer me right away, but allows me to dig a little deeper. Tonight as we meditated on this same passage of scripture, and talked about it in our briefing, I was reminded that Jesus had to take off the glory of heaven, taking on the form of a servant, in order that we might be redeemed. He who is strength defined, had to become weak for my sake. For your sake.
Though he was God,
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being. (Phil. 2:6-7)
You see my friends, if Jesus had not come in weakness, if He had not come in a state of complete dependency on the Creator God, we would not have a Savior. The Man, Christ Jesus, God in the flesh. He came, in weakness, yet carrying a strength unseen by man. A strength we will only know as we surrender our hearts fully to Him.