By Conrad Navarro
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! What incredibly comforting titles of their future king to the people of Judah! What incredible words of hope and true future peace! What a contrast to their present King Ahaz and his reign of war, distress, uncertainty, doom and gloom!
As I write these devotional thoughts we as a nation are in the midst of the ugliest presidential campaign I have ever witnessed in my voting lifetime. By the time we read these thoughts during the second week of Advent, the Week of Peace, one of the two major party nominees (barring something unforeseen) is our president-elect. Whoever that person is, due to the attitudes of both candidates, this inauguration feels more like a coronation.
During this election season I have experienced the entire gamut of feelings, mostly not good. Within hours inside of a day I have gone from not voting, to voting, to not voting again. In the end I know I will vote because the privilege of casting a ballot is so sacred to me. I just wish I could feel better about my vote. No matter what I do I feel I’m voting for King Ahaz.
Here’s what I do know and keeps me going, and encouraged, and hopeful; that no matter who wins this election it is King Jesus who is ultimately in control. He is the one that will bring true everlasting justice, and righteousness, and peace. It is King Jesus whose birth we celebrate again this year who will accomplish this.
I feel encouraged because he is my Wonderful Counselor…he gets me; he accepts me as I am. He is my Mighty God…he will work it all out in my personal life and the world. He is my Everlasting Father…he protects me, teaches me, and makes my hurts feel better. He is my Prince of Peace…in the midst of my storms and doubts I have peace that surpasses all understanding.
Hey! Whoever won this election whether it was your candidate or not…look up anyway! Because unto us the Prince of Peace is born!