…and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 b (ESV)

Isaiah gives us insight to some of the attributes of Jesus.

Wonderful Counselor

This child, Jesus would always be available to hear us. He would be (and is) always listening as we pour out our heart-breaking stories to Him. He also listens when we give praise for what He has done for us.

Mighty God

We recognize that Jesus came from God. We also have learned that when Jesus told the disciples that He would send a Helper to them when He would leave them. This Helper is the Holy Spirit.

Jesus and the Holy Spirit and God are equal. If you have a difficult time with this idea, think of an egg. We have the shell. Inside the shell, we have the egg white. Along with the egg white, we have the egg yolk. Three distinct substances yet all contained together.

Everlasting Father

God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are eternal. They will never cease to be. Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, is always present in our lives. Once we accept Him into our hearts, even when we have thoughts and actions that shut Him out, He is always with us.

Prince of Peace

What is peace? Here are some thoughts on what it means.

• Outward conditions of tranquility of individuals, of communities, of churches, and of nations.

• Christian Unity

• Restored relations of harmony with God. (1)

My thoughts on peace describe it as the absence of stress, worry, and conflict. Another thought of mine was the presence of contentment, joy, trust, and love.

How do you describe peace?

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1.) The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary: The Moody Bible institute of Chicago, © 1988, page 980