“…and his name shall be called…The everlasting Father” Isaiah 9:6
I hate doing laundry, and I wish somebody would invent inexpensive (but cute) disposable clothing that could be thrown away after one wearing. If they can invent disposable razors, cameras, and dishes, why not clothing?
Some things, however, don’t ever need to be disposable. The human heart was made for eternity and Christmas was God’s way of supplying for the needs that last that long. You’re not a disposable piece of junk, but an eternal soul who needs an everlasting Father to provide eternal security, unconditional love, and royal identity. Consider the beauty of the way He provided all of that! In the face of not deserving any of it, the eternal Christ entered time as a baby in order to become your everlasting Father. How would you ever doubt your worth in the face of such love? He didn’t throw you away, He became your Way … in a manger.
Whatever you may be facing this Christmas, know that the everlasting Father had you and your issue on His mind before either one of you came to be. Long after your issue has passed, you and His love will live on because since the day you received Him (John 1:12), You became His and He became your everlasting Father.