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, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6 KJV
When I think about this prophetic word I imagine a son being born into a royal family. Yet being raised in the house of a carpenter, Jesus did not have the trappings of royalty. He was worshiped as a baby by the shepherds and the magi but I suspect that this worship ceased as he matured. In this respect he was similar to his ancestor King David who was anointed king years before he ascended to the throne. On this Christmas Day it is good to remember that he who was born a king also had to wait many years before he would ascend his throne. It teaches us about patience.
... this devotion is part of an ongoing Advent series.