Wonderful

What one word would you use to describe Jesus?  Oh, there would be lots of adjectives to speak of Him.
The one I would use would be what Isaiah wrote:  “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government will be on his shoulders: and his name shall be called WONDERFUL Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6   Let’s think about how wonderful Jesus is.

Jesus is wonderful in His birth.  He was born of a virgin.  The miracle of Christmas is not the natural birth of Jesus through Mary, but of the conception of the child in Mary by the Holy Spirit of God.  How else could this be, but that it is of God?

Jesus is wonderful in His life.  It was said of Jesus, “never a man so lived as He did.” Read the accounts of Jesus again and again and you will see that His enemies turned the fiercest searchlights of their hostile criticism upon Jesus.  Yet, “they found no fault in Him.”  They could not detect one flaw in His character.  The man, Jesus lived a perfect, flawless life.

Jesus is wonderful in His words.  “Never a man so spoke.”  He came with words to live by.  He is the authoritative voice of God.  God  said, “Listen to Him.” 

Jesus is wonderful in His unselfishness.  He bore our sins.  He went to His death because of us.  Isaiah said it, “He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him. and by his wounds we are healed.”  Isaiah 53:5
Innocent, He went to His death on a cross. He died because He claimed to be God’s Son, sent to save mankind from their sins.

Jesus is wonderful in His resurrection.  He said, “Because I live, you can live also.”  The power of God that lifted Jesus from the grave, lifts us to new life.

Jesus is wonderful in His promise to return.  Jesus is coming back to receive us, the Christians, to Himself. He said, “I go and prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”  John 14:3

Perhaps, you have sung this chorus: “Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful…Isn’t Jesus, my Lord, wonderful…Eyes have seen, ears have heard, it’s recorded in God’s Word…Isn’t Jesus, my Lord, wonderful.”

One Response to “Wonderful”

  1. Max,

    So good to read your devotionals each week. It keeps us close to you even if you are miles away. Glad to hear everything is going the way they should. Best of luck to the both of you. Miss you very much.

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