Described as having “seen a great light.” And with their joy “multiplied” and “increased.”

Known as a “wonderful counselor,” “everlasting father,” and “prince of peace.”

Taken from Isaiah 9, these are descriptions of a life with Jesus.

The difference some miss is that these are not superficial changes (though they often can be that, too).

Life is still just as hard, if not harder. Failure and pain are still very real.

Instead, these changes reflect a deep settling. As some say, a change deep in our soul.

It’s a knowledge that has a way of settling the rest of life.

That’s why Christmas, the coming of Emmanuel, is such a big deal.

For a lot of people, life really is different now.

The question is…what about you?

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