For Unto Us is Given…a Mighty God
by Courtney San Miguel
Last week we took a look at how Jesus was given as a gift to us so that we would have an ever-present counselor. This week we are discussing how He not only guides us, but whatever He guides us to, He can do.
For unto 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
Prince of Peace.
I’m sure it was difficult for many to see a little baby and believe Jesus to be a Mighty God. If it weren’t for the multitude of angels singing in the sky and a spotlight shining all the way from outer space, His birth would have gone unnoticed in a little barn.
Is He big enough
Many times through scripture people are recounted as struggling with that same thought. We face some really big problems in life and sometimes they mount upon each other giving the impression of an Everest-sized mountain, comparatively making our Savior look like a little baby. In the book of Job, we see that Job lost everything- all of his children and wealth were lost in a day, only to find that his relationships with those who were still alive- his wife and friends- were not supportive. His problems were overwhelming, for Job and those around him. But our God reminds Job who He is- Mighty and Able.
Over Creation and Over us
The same God who flung the stars and planets in to space and created every species on this earth greatest to smallest, took all the power He had and left Heaven with all of its splendor to come to us, live like us, die for us, and conquer death for us. So whatever mountain you face, Jesus said Himself in Mark 11:23, that He can and will move mountains if it is His will to do so. He is a Mighty God.
For further reflection
Job 36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and does not despise any; he is mighty in strength of understanding.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Mark 11:22-24 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Psalms 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!
Courtney San Miguel is a Biblically Based Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Waters Edge Christian Counseling and the member of the Hallows Church. She serves the Hallows and other churches in the Seattle area. She loves kayaking, is wife to George and a mother of two.