For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6).
God gave his Son many titles: “Wonderful Counselor,” “Mighty God,” “Everlasting Father,” and “Prince of Peace.” Each reminds us that God provides blessings for us that we cannot provide for ourselves.
He gives counsel beyond our wisdom. He provides might beyond our strength. He offers Fatherly care to orphaned hearts. He sends his peace to comfort anxious hearts, relieve burdened souls, and transform troubled lives.
Christ’s titles display the essence of the gospel to reveal the grace of God. His names signal his provision — not for those who think they have their lives all fixed and tidy, but for those who call on his name to provide their wisdom, strength, love, and peace.
When we call him by the names his Word supplies, we are confessing he must provide what we cannot. Professing his titles invites his provision: to our cries will come his counsel; to our weakness will come his might; to all who call him, Father, he says, “My child”; and, to our anxiety will come his peace.
Hallelujah! What a beautiful same for the Savior of a world of sinners like me!
Lord, thank you that when I am confused you give me counsel, when I am weak you give me strength, when my childish resolutions do not last you remain my Everlasting Father, and when I am anxious you give me peace in Christ!