THIS WEEK'S DEVOTIONAL ~
2017 December 11
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, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.
It’s a crazy-busy time of year, when we keep being reminded to stop and reflect on the “Reason for the Season” ~ and all that advice is lovely; but nobody seems to be able to explain how we’re supposed to escape all the demands and deadlines. Oh, yeah, except for the Lord Himself, through the Word. The truth is, we can’t unload those pressures and just blithely go on without them. The only way to handle the kind of stress that tends to encroach on our serenity is to put our own trust in our Wonderful Counselor first, to put our own faith in our Mighty God first, to put our deadlines in perspective according to our Everlasting Father first, to put our own emphasis on the Prince of Peace. First. When we focus on Jesus Christ first, everything else somehow seems to fall into perspective.
Pastor Lisa Bosworth