Government on His shoulders

For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Is. 9:6

It is the hope of most citizens to live in a land governed by a wonderful counselor who brings peace. The idea of being ruled by a powerful Father figure may be harder to swallow for those of us who cherish self-rule and independence. Forget the government, my attempts to rule my own little universe too often result in stupidity and conflict.

Lord, govern my world!