“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 NLT
Isaiah has no hesitation in claiming that the coming Messiah will be a Mighty God. Jesus is the Son of God and came to this earth to take on human flesh and to carry the sins of the world to His cross. The importance of a Mighty God taking on flesh allows Him to know and empathize with our challenges.
In the person of Jesus Christ, we find a Mighty God who humbled Himself and became obedient to death and the cross. He lived among us for 33 years and experienced the good, the bad and the ugly. He was tempted in same ways we are yet He was without sin. He felt the pressure. He knew loss. He cried. He knew joy. He grew weary and longed for rest. He had relationship issues even with his closest 12 friends.
What we know is that Jesus Christ came to this earth to save us from our sins. That is a mighty big job but what we also know is that He hasn’t quit working on our behalf. He prays for us and He pleads with the Father on our behalf. There may be times when we question where He is because we are going through issues that threaten to break us, but He is there. In this fallen world we face times of pain and suffering but we have a Mighty God that walks beside us and in us and sustains us through the hurts.
The hope of His second advent to this earth is rooted in deliverance not from our sins but from this flawed planet with all of its evil influences and death. When this Mighty God returns He will come as a conquering Lord of heaven and earth. He will take away all suffering, sorrow, sickness, brokenness, tears, and heartache for those that have faithfully followed Him. Put your trust and hope in the Mighty God that is coming again!
Anything under God's control is never out of control. ― Charles Swindoll
When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves--that insight produces, again and again, a sense of astonished gratitude which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience.
― N.T. Wright
Wes Humble is the Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations at Liberty HealthShare. He has thirty years of experience in various pastoral and editorial roles, and he is passionate about responding to the spiritual needs of both ministry staff and members.