“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.” Isaiah 9:6
In this verse and the next God outlines the work and the nature of the Son of God. The first part of these verses has been fulfilled. God has sent His Son. He did not come out of the clouds as a conquering hero, although He will do so when He returns, but rather He came as a child. God took on human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ and revealed Himself to us in His character, His power, and His love. Jesus said in John 14 that as many as have seen Him have seen the Father.
In the flesh Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, caused the blind to see and the lame to walk. He fed thousands with small baskets of food – twice! He walked on the water and, though cruelly crucified, rose again from the dead. He did all this while teaching about the love and forgiveness that God offered. This is the Son of God we have already seen revealed to us.
Dear Father, Truly we have seen You in and through Your Son. Amen.
The Friday Benediction
Until Monday, my friends, may the good God envelop you with His grace; may you prove the common confession of faith, “I believe in the holy Christian church and in the fellowship of the saints”, and may you be enriched with joy and hope as you exercise that confession this weekend. Amen
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