“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
The above words are about the holy Child, Jesus, whom the Spirit of God revealed through the prophet Isaiah about 700 years before He was born. The prophet wanted all the people of Israel to know that the Child who would be born would be a very special Child. Never was there and never will there ever be a child like Him.
In that amazing prophecy about the Child Jesus, Isaiah prophesied that “the government shall be upon his shoulder”. The Child Jesus who would be born, according to Isaiah, was the One who shoulders the administration of all things in the universe. He rules over and guides all things, as the One who has sovereign power and authority over them. He is the supreme Governor, and all things function according to His decrees.
The Child Jesus was not a mere man-child, but He was God who took upon human nature. He was God who became man to save sinners. He was the Creator and Ruler of all things who came to this world to rescue us from our eternal peril. He was born to be our Redeemer. He is the Great Sovereign God who has come to this earth to grant us forgiveness and peace with God. So, let us joyfully worship Him who, though born as a Child, is nonetheless the great Ruler of the Universe!