“For unto us is born, unto us a Son is given—and the government shall be upon His shoulder.  And His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

In Him we find all we’ll ever need.


His Name, which shares the same etymological root as Joshua and Hosea, basically means “The Lord is Salvation.”  It’s a beautiful Name, both theologically and even physiologically—for it’s virtually impossible to say it without the corners of our mouth turning upwards into a smile.

But, some 700+ years before Jesus would be born in a lowly stable in Bethlehem, the prophet Isaiah foresaw a time when the long-awaited Messiah would come.  And, in that vision he heard the various Names given in today’s Manna:

“Wonderful” (Heb. “pele”)—“miraculous, marvelous, distinguished, beyond compare, without equal, etc.;”  “Counselor” (Heb. “ya ‘ats”—“adviser, to deliberate, resolve, guide, determine, etc.;” “The Mighty God” (Heb. “gibbowr”—“powerful, warrior, chief, valiant one, etc.;” “The Everlasting Father”—the benevolent Benefactor and Bestower of blessings; “The Prince of Peace”—The “Shalom-Savior,” Who brings healing and wholeness of mind, body and soul to all who place their trust in Him.

In Him there is no need for polytheism and multiple lesser gods in charge of this or that (I Tim. 2:5).  Instead, in Christ we find our “one-stop Savior” Who simplifies the way to God by declaring “I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by/through Me” (Jn. 14:6).  Hallelujah!!

That’s why we should be eternally grateful for a Counselor Who is “wonderful, mighty, everlasting and the true Giver of Peace.”  Truly, He is our only “Hope of Glory” (Col. 1:27) and His Cross is the Bridge across that bottomless abyss prepared for the devil and his angels (Rev. 20:11-15).

For hundreds of years the children of Abraham languished in hopeless despair, longing for the arrival of the Anointed One Whom God would send.  For 400 years there was no “word from the Lord”. . .no fiery prophet crying “Thus saith the Lord”. . .and worship had become lifeless, dry and perfunctory.

But soon that would change.

That night when Heaven came down to earth in that city called “The House of Bread,” Isaiah’s prophecy would be fulfilled.  And, no longer would they/we ever again have to go here and there trying to find forgiveness and peace-of-mind.  It’s all found in Him (Jesus), the one-of-a-kind “Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world” (Jn. 1:29, 36).  Aren’t you glad?

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