Life of Jesus Christ
The Same God
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Dec 16, 2018
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Sometimes we become so focused on the humanity of Jesus that we forget His all-powerful divinity. Yet, Jesus is the very God through whom all creation was made. Jesus, the babe of Bethlehem, was the very God whose power created the moon and the stars. Jesus of Nazareth is the very God whose power hung the sun in its orbit. Jesus is our Mighty God.

In Isaiah 9:6, the prophet described the future Messiah as the Mighty God. The Hebrew word El for God in this verse is used throughout the Old Testament, and its context is often used to describe His might and power.

Throughout His earthly life, Jesus demonstrated the power of God just as He did from heaven.

 

During this Christmas season, we may look upon the Christ-child as a helpless babe. But even as a babe, He was the Mighty God. Throughout His earthly life, Jesus demonstrated the power of God just as He did from heaven.

The Mighty God who hung the stars in the sky is the same Mighty God who calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee. The Mighty God who formed the oceans is the same Mighty God who walked on water. The Mighty God who said, "Let there be light," is the same Mighty God who preached, "I am the light of the world." The Mighty God who parted the Red Sea to free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the same Mighty God who hung on the cross to deliver us from the slavery of sin.

Prayer: Mighty God, thank You for being both human and divine! When I reflect on Your birth this Christmas season, help me to reflect on Your power as well. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the heavens" (Psalm 68:34).