MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29
“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Isaiah 9:6 (NLT)
WONDERFUL COUNSELOR: CHRISTMAS AT NORTHSTAR
Adrian Rogers heard of a preacher who was on a train, and he noticed a man looking out the window. And, as they went past the landscape that man kept saying, “Wonderful—wonderful.” He’d pause and look for a while, wipe the tears from his eyes, and would say, “Wonderful.” The preacher’s curiosity was aroused, and he went over and sat by this man. And, he said, “I’ve never seen someone enjoy a train ride quite so much. Can you tell me why it is so wonderful?” He said, “Sir, you don’t understand.” He said, “I’ve just had surgery,” and he said, “I have been without sight for years and years and years and years; and now, I am seeing things that I’d long since forgotten. I’d forgotten how blue the sky was, how green the grass was, how beautiful the trees, how bright the flowers.” He said, “It’s wonderful—it’s wonderful.” I pray God today that He’ll just open our blinded eyes, that you just might see how wonderful—wonderful—the Lord Jesus is. His name is Wonderful. (The Christmas Story According to Isaiah)
One of the promises of Christmas is that God would send His Son to be a “Wonderful Counselor.” The word “wonderful” means to be extraordinary, unusual or amazing. Jesus is unlike any other counselor in your life. For this reason, Mike reminded us that we should listen to what Jesus says and follow Him.
Robert Morgan said, “We sometimes need a financial counselor, a legal counselor, a career counselor, or perhaps a marriage counselor. Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor, and we can study the Gospels to see how unfailingly He counseled all who came to Him.” What type of counsel do you need from God today? Ask Him.
Praise God for the wonderful counsel He has given you in the past. Ask Him if there is anything He wants you to know today.