I love this verse from Isaiah prophesying the birth of Jesus. I was thinking how we need to revisit this verse more often than once a year, remembering just how great God is. Are we in danger sometimes of taking him for granted or not fully appreciating his might? The word “wonderful” stood out for me in this passage, are we still “full of wonder” when we think about Jesus?
- Isaiah 9:6 – For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
God is awesome, wonderful and mighty in power, may we always have a sense of wonder and awe as we approach him.
- Psalm 40:5 – Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.
- Psalm 66:3 – Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.
- Psalm 77: 13-14 – Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.
- Psalm 99:3 – Let them praise your great and awesome name –he is holy.
- Psalm 147:5 – Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
My God is an awesome God, full of wonder, which really means he is incomprehensible to the human mind, you will find no one to compare with him and no one can really take in the enormity of his deeds, you see they would be too numerous to declare, my God is an awesome God, always there, trust him to listen to your problems and guide you in the right direction, he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom, his love is so wide and so deep it sweeps all other loves away, how awesome is his name, holy, holy, holy, mighty in power, many are the wonders he performs, miracles that even the cynical cannot ignore, so store up these treasures in your heart, set time apart to ponder his might, be wowed, be amazed, be filled with wonder, set time apart to discover his magnificent splendour.