The government will be upon His shoulders… Of the increase of His government & peace there shall be no end.
He has very capable shoulders. There will be no bickering. There will be no special interest groups. There will be no “politicking.” There will be no “He said, she said”; no Sunday morning political shows, no MSNBC, no FoxNews, no Rush Limbaugh, no Keith Olbermann. There will be no economic collapses anywhere. There will be no “Occupy Wall Street.” There will be no one on the face of the earth who will be mistreated by anyone. The lion & the lamb will lie down together… Perfect equity—All because of a Child.
Many people feel like the government causes too many problems in the lives of people. There’s too much government intervention, they say—too many taxes, too many regulations. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, people are ALWAYS complaining about the government, about how politicians run our country. Whether you’re a liberal or conservative, either the President isn’t leading or Congress isn’t representing us well. Liberals are upset with the President because he’s not been liberal enough (actor Matt Damon recently commented that Obama has failed to lead). Republicans are upset with the President because he’s too liberal. Stimulus packages are wasting too much money and accomplish very little. Our last President was conservative on many issues, but fiscally he was a spender.
Contrast these views with the Son of God: the government shall rest upon His shoulders. His government will get bigger & bigger & bigger, more & more far-reaching into the lives of His followers.
And look at the result—peace, never-ending peace! His government will invade the entire world, reach deeper & deeper into people’s lives and instead of bringing discontent, disagreement, disarray, & discombobulation, He fills the place with PEACE. There’s no complaining, no fretting, there is only the tranquility of spirit knowing that everything TRULY is under control.
Jesus is in charge & He will increasingly let us know it! We won’t freak out & complain. We’ll trust Him. We’ll trust His leadership.
No nation will rise against nation. No religious zeal will be able to bomb buildings or oppress any race or nationality. There will be no terrorism, except for those who reject this Child. There will be no Jihad, no killing in the name of Allah, no murder, no rape, no infanticide, no famine, no disease. The government will be upon His shoulders. He will be reigning–this Child that has been born to us. No special interest group will have His ear. He will not run His government based upon the opinion polls of people, nor will He refuse to hear the cry of any who seek Him for help. He shall establish His kingdom with judgment & JUSTICE—TRUE JUSTICE FOR ALL. He will right every wrong. He will dry every tear. He will calm every heart because His PEACE will INCREASE FOREVER!! This Child, who was worshiped at His birth, will be worshiped forever and is worthy of your worship today!!
He will never finally disappoint anyone who trusts in Him. He will wipe away every tear that we cry. All of our suffering will be obliterated with one look into His face. In His presence is fullness of joy and in His right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11)—forevermore! The darkest of night will be turned to full day. The nagging pains will all disappear. The unyielding depression—GONE!! Unreconciled relationships will be healed. The Balm of Gilead will soothe every mind, cure every aching heart, establish every lame soul.
The eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.
For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;
the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water;
in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes.