The man on a donkey

“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 greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.” These words from Isaiah 9 are often used as an illustration of how the Old Testament foretold the New. Yet, when we think about it, Jesus did not come a a Prince, or Mighty or even Wonderful to many people. He came humbly, almost unobtrusively, quietly and willing to die to demonstrate the love of the Everlasting Father for us. He came not on a royal steed but on a donkey, humbling himself to be with us — Emmanuel.

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