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From the Pastor’s desk…

December 24, 2018

“And His name shall be called Wonderful………………………..”   (Isaiah 9:6)

Seven Hundred years before the birth of Christ, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah to give us a description of the coming Messiah.  “His name shall be called ‘Wonderful’.”

We mess around with that word, “wonderful,”  and say things such as “I had a wonderful time last night.”

Or, “Isn’t this a wonderful day,” etc.   However, God  said that the word, “wonderful,”  is reserved for His Son, our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

True wonder distinguishes and separates.  True wonder speaks of the handprint of God.   When I think of that word, “wonder,”  I think of God’s creation such as the Grand Canyon, Niagra Falls, or the birth of a child.

Jesus was wonderful at birth and He was wonderful in life.  As Jesus began His earthly ministry we read in John 2 that Jesus was invited to a wedding. The wedding guests ran out of wine.  Jesus was informed of it.

Jesus then instructed ordinary servants to put some ordinary water into some ordinary jars,  then something WONDERFUL happened.  The water turned to wine.

In Matthew 8 we read that Jesus was in an ordinary boat, out on a ordinary lake with His ordinary disciples.  A great storm arose.  Jesus was asleep.  The ordinary disciples awakened Jesus. Jesus spoke to the storm and something WONDERFUL then happened.

In John 6 we read that Jesus was speaking to a great crowd of thousands.  The people grew hungry.  One disciple spoke up and said, “There is a boy here that has five small loaves of bread and two fish.  Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.  Jesus took the loaves and fish and gave thanks.  The something WONDERFUL happened. Everyone ate plenty and there were also twelve baskets left over.

Yes, everything about Jesus is “Wonderful.”   Allow His to do something wonderful in your life.

1 thought on “From the Pastor’s desk…”

  1. Anonymous

    There is no love like that of our Savior. The wonder of him is undeniable

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