December 22, 2006
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given…and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor.
I don’t know about you, but I have read this verse many times…but never really understood it. So today, I want to help you understand the importance of this verse…and its significance for your life.
“Wonderful” is a word that in the original Hebrew means beyond our comprehension. Part of what this means is that Christ is far beyond our thinking and understanding. It’s simply mind-boggling who Christ is—and what He has done. He is uncommon, unique, and distinctly different from everyone else.
Jesus is called “Wonderful Counselor” by the prophet Isaiah. A counselor is someone who can help us put the broken pieces back together and make sense out of our lives. And because Jesus is Counselor above all others, life makes sense when we know Him! This also means that without Him, nothing makes sense—not even Christmas!
This is why so many people are actually miserable during the Christmas season. They are filled with anger, self-importance, and other spiritual poisons. They’re also battling emotional and psychological problems that result from their spiritual needs. People think they need medications and counselors, but they’re only partly correct. What they really need is the Wonderful Counselor!
Take time today to thank God that He sent His Son…the Wonderful Counselor…to help you put the pieces of your life together!
PRAISE GOD HE HAS GIVEN US A COUNSELOR FAR BEYOND OUR UNDERSTANDING TO PUT THE PIECES OF OUR LIFE TOGETHER!