The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shined.
“You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when dividing plunder.
“For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
“His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
Isaiah 9: 2-3, 6-7
Just think about it–a child like none ever conceived has been born for us, a son given to us (Isa. 9: 6). We have been graced with a Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Parent, Prince of Peace.
What have we done to deserve this, the ultimate Christmas gift?
Therein lies the grace of God, who so loved the world.