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Isaiah 9:7

“The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.”

“The intense passion of the Eternal, Commander of heavenly armies, will carry this to completion.”

A child is born, a son is given and the broken, messed up government of our lives sets perfectly on His strong and sovereign shoulders. The prophetic passage of Isaiah 9 echoes of God’s redemptive, victorious plan. God wins. He defeats the enemy and breaks the yoke of bondage for His suffering people. It’s the epic battle of good vs. evil and secures for us the triumphant future in Christ.

The closing line of this glorious story reminds me of some of my favorite characteristics about God. He is the Almighty Commander of the heavenly armies-full of zeal and intense passion, committed to fighting for His people.

The latest headlines and media reverberate in my heart and mind with the reality of despair in our very real, suffering world. A world described in Isaiah hundreds of years ago in all of its thick darkness. But we are those who have seen a Great and Glorious Light.

Jesus, God with us who mounts up in our defense. He is our hope for despair and light for our dark places. His passionate commitment to reign victorious over my enemies gives me courage to face the world outside.

I don’t have to fear,

For He is with me.

I don’t have to wander in darkness,

For He is my light and salvation.

I can stand secure,

For He is at my right hand.

For in His zeal,

His promise of victory and true life are sure.

– Jenna