His name will be called—“Wonderful Counselor.” One of the first questions an expecting mother gets is, “Do you know what you’re having?” Some women are anxious and eager to know their baby’s gender, while others like to keep it old fashion and surprising. Knowing what you’re having in advance definitely has its advantages. Long before Mary conceived the Messiah-child, the prophet Isaiah prophesied what she was having.
Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Mary would give birth to a Son who would be called “Wonderful Counselor.” This was more than a title given to a child, it was part of the calling on His life. Perhaps you’ve been to a good counselor before, but let me tell you what makes Jesus-Messiah such a Wonderful Counselor. He always has an opening anytime you need to talk. That means He is there when you need Him. On top of that, He already knows the issues we are struggling with and trying to work through before we open our mouth. In some counseling sessions you are only allotted a certain amount of time to open up and share and then receive guidance, but Jesus is able to spend as much time with you as you need. His services are absolutely free and you can come back as often as you need. As a Wonderful Counselor, Jesus will never mislead you or give you advice that would worsen the circumstance, but He will always advise you towards the right path. Whatever it is, He can help you get through it. Our Wonderful Counselor holds to the strictest standards when it comes to confidentiality and only shares with those He knows will pray for you. His counseling also comes with a guarantee, and the guarantee is that you will feel at peace before you leave His presence. Let me ask you, do you need counseling? In reality, we all need time with the Wonderful Counselor.