[If you have a printed Bible available, I recommend you read the passages directly from it. It’s a great way to teach our children to treasure it.]
Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7:
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined…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. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”
700 years before Jesus was born, God announced through the prophet Isaiah that Jesus would come as a baby.
Thank you God, for fulfilling your promise of sending the One that would bring us peace with you. Thank you for giving us peace in the middle of a world full of anxiety. Take our worries away and help us trust that you have our lives under your control. In Jesus’ name, amen.