“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given…and he will be called…Mighty God” (Isaiah 9.6).
We don’t often think of baby Jesus in the manger as a strong figure. Part of the beauty of Christmas is how God became a vulnerable baby, born in a stable, and placed in a manger. Yet, this baby is called Mighty God, a name often used to describe God. It is who he is—God is mighty. He created the heavens and earth with his word.
God is a God who intervenes in history. He rescued Israel with the ten plagues, he parted the Red Sea, and he used Nehemiah to rebuild the walls. God has been active throughout history and remains active today.
Christmas is a celebration of God’s greatest intervention, his insertion into the world as a human. God is a mighty, intervening God. Christmas shouts that at us, “I love you! I want to save you! I want you! I’m here for you!”
Today as you commune with God, dare to ask him for the one thing only a Mighty God could accomplish. Dare to place your impossible situation in his hands. Because life is more than we can handle, we all need a mighty God. As you pray, be reminded of Psalm 20.7, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”