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, Might God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV)
Unwrap the Christmas gift. Imagine giving someone a very expensive Christmas gift, the person received it with great joy and excitement and greatly thanked you for it but never unwrapped it and never knew what it was and so never enjoyed it nor used it. This is the dilemma of Christmas. How many who celebrate Christmas actually unwrap or know, receive, believe and enjoy the purpose of His birth. Unwrap the Wonder, the counsel, the almightiness. Surrender to His sovereignty and peace. Merry Christmas!