Job Description

on Thursday, May 28, 2009

Job descriptions explain how a person functions in a company. When you hear "this person is the CEO", you picture the decision maker behind a large desk, running the organization. If you hear "this person works in the mail room", a different image would come to mind. In Isaiah 9:6, we are given job descriptions of Christ so we can picture Him in the different ways He is functioning in this world and the way He can function in our lives if we allow Him.

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Let's look at each job description for Christ:
1. "The government will rest on His shoulders"--The government rests on His shoulders. It does not burden or weigh Him down; it just rests there. If governing the entire world is not a burden for Christ, why would I think my life's issues are a burden to Him?
2. Wonderful Counselor--Sometimes we have no idea what to do, what decision to make. Others may try to give advice but often their counsel falls short of what is in the best interest for us. Yet, we have a counselor who is for us. He made us. He knows what has happened, what is happening, and what will happen. We can trust His counsel. And it was wonderful help, not mediocre, not so-so, but wonderful! Are you willing to receive His Word into your life?
3. Mighty God--He is not wimpy. He cannot let us down. This is in contrast to all the things or people whom we pour our faith in but they let us down in their weaknesses. There is only one who is mighty; He does not grow old, does not neglect His duties, does not put us in last place. He is a warrior. He is for you. Why are you worried?
4. Eternal Father--Our parents may have let us down. But He is the perfect parent. We may lose our parents to distance, problems, or even death. But He is the eternal Father, everlasting, we will never lose His parental love for us. Do you know how much you are loved?
5. Prince of Peace--the prince of this world is evil, creating turmoil and confusion. But the Christ is the Prince of Peace. He is the steady in the storm, the calm in the calamity, the triumph in the tragedy. Will you accept His offer of peace?

The job descriptions of Christ meet us at every need. His resume proves He is able and willing to care for us in all situations of life.


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