Santa Claus comes down your chimney uninvited...
JESUS stands at your door and knocks,
waiting to enter your heart when invited.

You have to wait in line to see Santa Claus...
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa Claus lets you sit on his lap for a moment...
JESUS lets you rest in His arms eternally.

Isa 9:6-7
6 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.
7 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.

LIGHT from the WORD.

Isaiah wrote this revelation he received from God as early as 740BC.

The nation of Israel was to be a messenger, carrying this message
of God to the world.
The church is to be that same messenger today!

From this small paragraph, we learn MUCH about JESUS!

"Wonderful, Counsellor!"
His counsel is beyond human, it is Divine!
"The mighty God!"
He is the Almighty Creator.
"The everlasting Father!"
He is eternally the Begetter of all men!
"The Prince of Peace!"
He is the Captain and Owner of shalowm, or inward peace!
The universe is under "His government!"
He created and sustains all that is!

Jesus was born a physical descendent of "the throne of David!"
Jesus has come to institute His kingdom of true shalowm,
or "peace" for all mankind.
Jesus will come to "establish it with judgment and
with justice from henceforth even for ever."

It is by the "zeal" of God that all these things are done.
Because Jesus came as a man, many proclaim Him to be only a man.
He can and will do as He has stated!

Has He given you true shalowm, or inward peace?
You can know that peace today if you surrender to Him
as "The mighty God, The everlasting Father,"
because He IS "The Prince of Peace."

THAT's the message of CHRISTmas!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce