Isaiah 9:6 King James Version (KJV)
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.
My favorite Christmas scripture is found in the Old Testament – Isaiah 9:6. And while I realize that there are other really good Bible translations available, somehow the Christmas scriptures just sound better when they’re read in the Old King James Version. I guess this is a throwback to my childhood when all scriptures were read in this version.
Since this is the week of Christmas and I know that A) either some of us are sewing like mad people trying to get those last stitches in gifts or B) we’re too busy wrapping and shopping and baking to read a blog, consider this my Christmas card to you. As you have yourself a Merry Christmas, don’t forget that all the problems and troubles in this old world were really solved when a baby’s cry was heard in a manger in Bethlehem. As the heaven’s rang with angelic praise and shepherds and wisemen made their way to a cold stable, an exhausted new mother cradled the King of Kings and Lord of Lords as He began His earthly journey. A journey that would, after 33 years, end on Golgotha and triumph in an empty tomb. We had to have that first Christmas so that we could have an Easter.
So, as we exchange gifts, hug necks, and eat way too much, more than anything else remember the Christ Child. He is the Reason for the Season. He’s the Mighty God. He’s the Everlasting Father. He is the Prince of Peace.
Merry Christmas from my house to yours….
Love and Stitches,
Sherri and Sam
*Taken from the song of the Ghost of Christmas Present in The Muppet’s Christmas Carol.
A part of childhood we’ll always remember
It is the summer of the soul in December
Yes, when you do your best for love
It feels like Christmas