From Isaiah chapter 9, Christ’s birth and kingdom foretold:
2The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
6For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
On this, the eve of the birth of our savior, I wish all who read this a joyous and merry Christmas.
Text from the New International Version, © International Bible Society®