Friday, December 18, 2009


Isa 9:6 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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

This is the Christmas season. This is the happiest time of the year for most people. It is a time that brings our thoughts to the birth of our Lord.

Santa Claus should not be part of our Christmas season. He is not a person, only a myth. Santa Claus teaches greed & getting; Christ teaches grace & giving.

Nevertheless, our text tells us that His name shall be called Wonderful:

There was a time when a person was given a name that was to identify with that individual’s personality. The Indians used to name their newborn babies whatever the first thing the father saw following the birth: “Flying Bird”; “Running Bear”. In the Jewish culture, names always had a very definite meaning. For instance, Abraham means, “Father of many nations.” Ruth means, “Friend”. James means, “Superior”.

I don’t think that too many parents take into consideration the meaning of the names they give their children. Isaiah tells us in this Scripture that His name shall be called Wonderful.

What does wonderful mean?

A Bible definition is: “a miracle:--marvelous thing, wonder (-ful, -fully).”

Webster’s definition is: That which causes wonder; marvelous; amazing;

We have heard the statements pertaining to the word wonderful:
“Isn’t she just wonderful?”
“He is a wonderful person.”
“That was a wonderful song.”
“What a wonderful meal you prepared.”
“Wasn’t that a wonderful surprise?”

We use the word “wonderful” in various contexts.

God was speaking through Isaiah to King Ahaz and the people of Israel. In chapter 7:14 He says, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” The name Immanuel means: “God with us.”

This is a prophetic proclamation of the coming Messiah who is to come and save Israel from their sin.

Look with me today at the “Wonderful” part of our Lord.


His name shall be called “Wonderful”.
And shall call his name Immanuel”.

A. His Name Is Wonderful Because Of Who He Is.

He is the “I AM” of Moses.
He is the King of Glory.
He is the Shiloh.
He is the Great Shepherd.
He is the Bright and Morning Star.
He is the Lily of the Valley.
He is the Altogether Lovely One.
He is the Rose of Sharon.
He is the Carpenter.
He is the Servant of Jehovah.
He is the Day Star.
He is the Forgiver of Sins.
He is the Anointed One.
He is the Great Physician.
He is the Son Of God.
He is the Word Of God.
He is the Babe Born in a manger.
He is the One that the wise men sought.
He is the Giver of life.
He is the Judge.
He is the Saviour of the world.
His name is Wonderful.
He is the Almighty.
He is Emmanuel.
He is the Gift of God.
He is the Holy One.
He is the King of Kings.
He is the King of glory.
He is the Redeemer.
He is the True Vine.

There are something like 700 names attributed to the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s why His name is truly Wonderful.


Frank Shelton said...

Love your passion for God & Country. Blessings and Merry Christmas