“For to us a child has been born, to us a son has been given, and his name will be Everlasting Father.” Israel had many great leaders throughout their history but they had never had a Father. In Isaiah 9, the Israelites were acting as child who did not know the goodness of a father. They had become the rulers of their own lives. Eventually, this led to them being ruled. Isaiah 9:6 was a call back to living under the rule of God’s goodness that would come through the birth of a child. We know his goodness was ushered in to this world through the person of Jesus Christ. Christmas celebrates more than the birth of a child. It celebrates the birth of a brand new kingdom – a brand new way to live, under the goodness of our heavenly Father. In His kingdom, goodness cannot be hindered by evil.