Merry Christmas from IFI


“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.” – Isaiah 9:6 KJV

This Christmas Eve, we’re taking time to reflect on the gift of Christ and all He means to us. Let’s lift up His name this Christmas season – above all the hustle and bustle, presents, and travel plans – and rejoice in His birth, which made His saving death and resurrection possible. We would be nowhere without Him, and we are humbled to call Him Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace. 

President Harry Truman’s words from his Christmas Eve Address in 1949 still ring true today:

“Since returning home, I have been reading again in our family Bible some of the passages which foretold this night. . . . We miss the spirit of Christmas if we consider the Incarnation as an indistinct and doubtful, far-off event unrelated to our present problems. We miss the purport of Christ’s birth if we do not accept it as a living link which joins us together in spirit as children of the ever-living and true God. In love alone – the love of God and the love of man – will be found the solution of all the ills which afflict the world today.” 

Merry Christmas to you and your family! We hope you enjoy a restful holiday centered on celebrating the birth of Christ.