“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 NLT
It is that time of the year when something special happens. We think about Christmas’s past and family times together. We may remember meals, gifts and loved ones that have passed away. We also have to deal with the present and what that may mean. For some it may bring joy mixed with stress and hope mixed with anxiousness over current challenges. Our lives are not perfect and life happens in a way that reminds us we are not really in control.
Isaiah saw the coming of Jesus the Messiah about 700 years before He was born. He announced with great excitement that this Messiah would have names or titles and then he shared them.
His name is Wonderful Counselor– This takes care of the Decisions of life.
His name is Mighty God – This takes care of the Demands of life.
His name is Eternal Father– This takes care of the Dimensions of life.
His name is Prince of Peace – This takes care of the Disturbances of life.
He is our Counselor! Maybe you feel like you could use one this time of year. Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor who makes Himself available to everyone that calls on His name. He loves you, He will encourage you. He was a human just like us once and knows what it is like. He came to this earth as God in the flesh and walked among us to understand better what we need. He came as a baby born in a manger and ascended back to heaven where He took a seat at the right hand of God. The Bible makes it clear that He is praying for us and interceding for us. You can trust Him. You can turn to Him today and receive His counsel. He is our Wonderful Counselor.
James 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
“We should get in the habit of continually seeking His counsel on everything, instead of making our own commonsense decisions and then asking Him to bless them.” ― Oswald Chambers
Wes Humble is the Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations at Liberty HealthShare. He has thirty years of experience in various pastoral and editorial roles, and he is passionate about responding to the spiritual needs of both ministry staff and members.