“His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful”
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
Everything about our Lord Jesus is wonderful. Here the prophet says; “His name shall be called wonderful”. We sing that chorus; “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there is just something about that name”.
There is “no other name under heaven given among men whereby we MUST be saved” (Acts 4:12).
His birth is wonderful, Angels came to proclaim it, “behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is BORN A SAVIOR, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11).
What made His birth so wonderful?
It was the Eternal God coming down and assuming flesh, uniting Himself to man through the womb of a Virgin. Once he assumed flesh, and became a Man, He would always be a Man. Oh, yes He is Wonderful.
His Life and Works were wonderful. His life was one lived in perfection, lived without sin before God and Man. His was a life lived not for Himself, but for His people. To bare their sin in His own body on the tree, to work out for them an everlasting righteousness for them. He did this by His Holy unblameable life lived in this sinful world, yet being without sin Himself.
His works of Mercy and compassion, how wonderful were they?
Listen to what was said of them; “But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of Man is this that even the winds and the sea obey Him!” (Matthew 8:27; Mark 4:41).
Men marvelled at His words, at His deeds, at His compassion, His miracles. Oh, Yes He is wonderful in His life and works!
His Grace and Mercy are wonderful. Everyone who has “tasted that the Lord is Gracious” (1 Peter 2:3), know how wonderful His grace is.
Consider the people to whom He has shown His grace and mercy. It is to Sinners, the ungodly, our Lord said; “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father for it seemed good in thy sight” (Matthew 11:25-26).
If any one of us received from the Lord God what we deserved, we would be utterly and eternally lost. But Blessed be the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, “who hath saved us, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (2 Timothy 1:9).
By Donald Bell