Thursday, December 23, 2010

His Name is Wonderful

“And He will be called Wonderful,….”

The modern translations say this is an adjective, but I don’t think so.  I think it’s one of his names.  

Wonderful. It's a beautiful name.  

I wonder if Jesus wondered about things. When he was a boy, did he look at the night sky and marvel at the stars like the wise men did? Did he laugh with delight when he held a lamb in his arms like the old shepherds would have? Did he watch his father work and wonder how he could make things out of wood? Did he imagine what the angels looked like when his mother told them how they sang of his arrival? And did he wonder about who he would be when he grew up?

The Christ Child inspires me to continue to probe the heavens and ask hopeful questions. Because of him I persist in the notion that there are joyful answers to unresolved questions.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,… And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6).

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