THE WONDERFUL NAME OF JESUS
Is. 9:6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The prophet Isaiah said that this prophetic child would be called wonderful. The hebrew word is pele. Pele means a miracle, a sign or a wonder, something supernatural. Everything about Jesus was wonderful. Matthew Henry spoke about the wonderful qualities of this infant king. check out his statement.
“He is wonderful, counsellor. Justly is he called wonderful, for he is both God and man. His love is the wonder of angels and glorified saints; in his birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension, he was wonderful. A constant series of wonders attended him, and, without controversy, great was the mystery of godliness concerning him.”
Everything about Jesus is wonderful or supernatural. Think about all of the incredible prophecies about His birth, nothing but supernatural could begin to explain them. The birth of Jesus to a virgin was something never imagined before and was the actual incarnation of the Creator. How is it possible that the Creator entered into the creation, absolutely supernatural. His childhood and His humility to His parents was wonderful. His calling into ministry, His baptism, and the subsequent anointing for ministry was wonderful. His teaching was wonderful. His miracles were wonderful. His death on the cross was wonderful. Need I say His resurrection was wonderful. Then there is His glorified human body. His place of authority at the right hand of the Father is wonderful. The fact that He represents you and me before the Father is wonderful. His intercessory prayer, His ministry as Baptizer in the Spirit, and His sovereignty over all things, all of that is more than wonderful. His redemption of my life and my adoption as a son of God, all of these things are wonderful and totally supernatural.
I wonder what Isaiah thought when he first wrote those words, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government shall rest on His shoulder, and His name will be called WONDERFUL.” Did he have any idea of the greatness of this infant king? Did he know of the thousands of lives that would be impacted, did he know this king would cause the rise and fall of nations. I am not sure how much Isaiah understood that great day but his words are ringing through the ages. This Christmas, think about how wonderful Jesus has been in your life. Think about His calling, think about your conversion, think about how He has changed you and met you in times of need, healed you, delivered you, and loved you. He is nothing less than wonderful. Everything and every person He touches experiences His miracle life. This Christmas, reflect on this One we call WONDERFUL. His supernatural impact in your life is not finished, it’s actually just getting started. Jesus has come, Immanuel is with us, His name is wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and your family.