His name shall be called—“Mighty God.” Who would have ever thought that Mighty God would have come through such a young girl like Mary? Who would have ever thought that Mighty God would be so small and tender and so heartwarming to hold? Who would have ever thought that Mighty God would have allowed Himself to be so vulnerable to humanity? But this was the description the prophet Isaiah would give for the Messiah.
Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
The God of heaven and earth is Mighty in many ways. Indeed, He is Mighty in power so that He can move the mountains in front of us and destroy the giants taunting us. He is mighty like a warrior over the enemy. Our Savior is so mighty He can take what is lifeless and dead and bring it back to life. He is Mighty to make a way for those who feel trapped with no place to go. With Mighty God, “all things are possible.” He is Mighty in creation speaking into existence the heavens and earth and calling the stars by name. He is Mighty in love so that He takes the most feeble and gives them great strength to stand against the wiles of the devil. He is Mighty in salvation forgiving the chief of sinners. He is Mighty in Himself so that He alone has power to lay His life down and to take it up again. He is Mighty in Spirit, in Word, and in every act—nothing can stop Him and no one can oppose Him. He is Mighty forever and for all who call upon the name of Jesus. Mighty God came as a baby and will come again one day as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And until that time comes, live your life in the awareness and in the power of His Might.