Monday, December 15, 2008

Who governs our messies?

During chapel today, some students began sharing testimonies. Unless carefully monitored and directed, this type of sharing can easily---very easily---become the time a lot of young people begin to spill out things that probably shouldn't be told in a public venue.

Their retching (and I use that term in an honest way, not demeaning) made me think that young people like this understand they are the only ones who have ever gone through such messy times. I say that because I was once in their position, as was everyone else who ever lived. And we all know that they are not the only ones to have had terrible struggles and situations in their lives.

Life is full of messies. Our lives are often one messy after another. Many of these students shared just that---one major messed up situation after another. Without the knowledge of who Christ is and what He has done for His people, our lives would continue to be one unfixed messy after another.

As the way our brain works, scanning thoughts in quick succession and often on top of another it seems, I remembered the bulletin board I had put up last week:

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.
Isaiah 9:6

The only way for us to endure all the messies of our lives is to have confidence in and depend on what the Scriptures say this child will be called...Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

The Christ Child was born to die for our sins so that He might be the only one who is our Wonderful Counselor. He is the only one who can be our Mighty God. He is our Everlasting Father, one who never leaves us nor forsakes us. He is our Prince of Peace.

No matter how many messies we have in life, we usually try to fix them ourselves.
We seek advice and counsel. But Christ is our Wonderful Counselor.
We seek leadership. But Christ is our Mighty God.
We seek a father. But Christ is our Everlasting Father.
We seek peace. But Christ is our Prince of Peace.

To Him be honor and glory, not just as the Christ child but as the Lord of all and our risen Savior.

1 comment:

magistramater said...

Amen and Amen.

Thank you, my friend.