In Isaiah 9:6 we are told that the coming Messiah will be called some special names. One of those names is Wonderful Counselor.
The word “wonder” is filled with awe and mystery. We wonder at the stars in the night sky. They are so far away and yet we can see them twinkling on our very small earth. There are so many of them, we can’t count them. God in His majesty has filled our universe with much wonder. We are filled with awe when scientists find new stars, planets, galaxies. Yet, the mystery of what is really out there fills us with curiosity.
We wonder at the birth of a child. How does that little baby grow in it’s mama’s womb forming legs, arms, a brain, and the magnificent eye? How can we so love that child the moment he is conceived and then grow that love even more once he is in our arms? The awe and mystery of birth is beyond comprehension.
So Isaiah tells us that we will call the Messiah “Wonderful Counselor.” Wonderful because of His miraculous birth. Wonderful because of why He has come into this world. Wonderful because of how He can change one person’s life from the darkest sin to the brightest light of salvation.
Our Savior, Jesus Christ, is WONDERFUL! He is Wonder-Full. Full of wonder and delight. We awe at the fact that He gave up His place in heaven to enter this dark world to save us. We are filled with mystery over His miraculous acts of healing and saving.
So, today for my first Christmas word of the week, I have chosen Wonder because it is with wonder that I approach this season. Wonder for the gift of Jesus Christ. Wonder over all that He has done for me and millions of others. Wonder that God would so love us that He’d give His one and only Son to us.
What fills you with wonder? Please share so I can be filled with wonder along with you!
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Those are my thoughts for today.
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