Isaiah 9:6

October 25, 2010

I was encouraged this morning as to the intent of this website by Isaiah 9:6 (emphasis mine):

For to 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
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Atlas Carries the World on His ShouldersI know there are a lot of ways to read that, some much more accurate than others. I don’t believe this means the government as we know it today: two-parties, three-houses, democracy, should be “upon the shoulder” of Jesus. Nor that we should stick Jesus into that system. Admittedly, this passage says nothing explicitly about Jesus and depending on where you come from, the Kingdom of God seems more like a monarchy or dictatorship. But I’m still encouraged by it. God has lead people throughout history to govern us. And, as always, we are in need of leaders of great moral character and mental clarity. So I am reminded of the God of Moses who was the original King of Israel. Remember that when you next go to vote, you can write in Jesus.

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