By: Tamika Mahomes
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, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
As I revisit this scripture time and time again, I reflect on the truth that it unpacks.
In this verse we not only see the beauty in the birth of our Savior, but we also see the truth in who Jesus is.
And today I want to talk about that name, Wonderful, Counselor.
In his time on earth and even now, Jesus was a Wonderful Counselor.
He not only counseled the sick, raised the dead and help those in need, he also showed that he knew people.
We as humans can often look for our substance in people. We can run to our pastors, or to a counselor, or to a friend, but the Bible tells us right in this scripture that all we need can be found in Jesus!
He is not just a counselor in that he walks with us in and through all seasons, he is a counselor who loves us and finds us special to him. When we look at the scripture in Isaiah, it not only represents the birth of Jesus but it also points to the truth of his finished work on the cross.
It points to the truth that he did not just come to counsel those we read about in the Bible, but through the Holy Spirit, he walks with and counsels us as well.
When you need a healer he's there, a provider he is there, when you need a friend, he is there too! And here is the beauty in this truth, the beauty is that it Jesus is not just any random person, he's not just someone who finds you as just a number. He is someone who cares about you, he is someone that loves you so much that he died for you, His counsel comes with wisdom, knowledge, understanding and truth. The same one that sits in the sky, they same one that sits in heavenly places is right there ready to walk through all things with you!