The Government will be on His Shoulders

Pastor Ryan Clark   -  

I read a story a few years back about a 4 year-old boy named Bobby Tufts who was “elected” mayor of Dorset, Minnesota (population 22). Although, in a community that size, there aren’t that many responsibilities, when this preschool-aged mayor would be seen walking up and down the street with his parents, he would be greeted to calls of “Good morning, Mr. Mayor!” You could say that the government of this tiny community was upon his tiny shoulders!

In Isaiah 9, we have one of the most amazing prophecies of Jesus. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.” This was fulfilled 2000 years ago when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, sent here to earth to save us from our sins. Then the next line of Isaiah says, “and the government shall be upon His shoulder.” This child Jesus grew up, suffered, died, rose, and ascended up into Heaven. And He’s coming back soon! When Jesus returns in glory, as it says in Revelation 19, “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.” The Christ-child would become the King over all; and now the government is truly upon His shoulders!

As the  world gets steadily worse and the governments continue to make unwise decisions, try not to fret. Continue to thank and praise God this Christmas. The child who was born for us, the Son who was given unto us is King over all for all eternity!

Merry Christmas,
Pastor Clark

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