A Christmas poem for Isaiah 9:6

Copyright by Bob Rogers.

Next to the “Hallelujah Chorus,” one of the most familiar pieces from George Frederic Handel’s “Messiah,” is the song, “For Unto Us a Child Is Born.” The melody proclaims each of the titles of the Christ from Isaiah 9:6, like royal trumpet blasts for each phrase: “Wonderful! Counselor! The Mighty God! The Everlasting Father! The Prince of Peace!”

If we take time to reflect on what these joyous trumpet blasts of isaiah 9:6 mean, we can experience a musical interlude and transition to a gentle harp, reassuring our souls. I wrote it in poetic form, like this:

As Wonderful Counselor, Christ takes away our gloom.

As Mighty God, Christ takes away our doom.

As Everlasting Father, Christ adopts believers, all.

As Prince of Peace, Christ takes down the wall.

May these truths harmonize with your heart and bring you great comfort and joy this Christmas Day and every day.

About Bob Rogers

Hospital chaplain in Mississippi. Adjunct history professor (online). Formerly a pastor for 33 years in Mississippi and Georgia. Avid cyclist.

Posted on December 18, 2020, in Bible teaching, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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