For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His
shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Did you ever wonder about who is Jesus? There is so much written about Him. First there are all the prophecies. Then there is the history in the Gospels.
And so many titles. "He shall be called 'Emmanuel." "You shall give to Him the name, 'Jesus.'" And there is this prophecy.
So Who IS Jesus?
Before I answer that, allow me to make an observation. Whenever people are confronted with options about issues or people, we automatically go to the "either/or" position. It is "either" this "or" that.
So when we have so many "names" for Jesus, we get a little panicky. "Is it either this name or that name?" Is Jesus called, "Savior" or "Redeemer" or "Wonderful Counselor" or "Everlasting Father."
Do you see where the confusion comes?
So who is Jesus?
In order to answer that, I want to introduce you to another way of looking at choices about Jesus and who He is. It is "BOTH/AND."
So Jesus IS "Savior," "Redeemer," Wonderful Counselor," "Everlasting Father" and so on. Jesus IS ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Does it Make Sense?
When you let go of "either/or" and embrace "both/and" through your faith, then, "Yes." It makes perfect sense when you include the fact that the child who was born and the son who was given is BOTH 100 percent human AND 100 percent God, When you believe that, anything is possible with God.
Embrace the "Both/and"
Embrace the reality. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Believe that He is what is written about Him. When you do, you will have life and have it to the full.
Have a Merry and Joyous Christmas celebration. Join us for BOTH worship tonight AND worship tomorrow. If you're not in Huntsville, find a church in your town and worship the newborn King.
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.