Terry McCutcheon introduces a new series entitled ‘Not the Usual Christmas’. In this introduction, he starts with the thick oppressive darkness of the backdrop to the Christmas story.
But then, God steps in to dispel the darkness with a great light. The sign of which, is the birth of a child – ‘The child with 4 names’:
First, ‘Wonderful Counsellor’ – bringing the wisdom we need;
Second, ‘Mighty God’ – supplying the power that we lack;
Third, ‘Everlasting Father’ – providing the loving relationship we long for;
Fourth, ‘Prince of Peace’ – heralding and ruling over eternal peace.