For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Even the verb phrase which introduces the names has depths of meaning: "shall be called..." The names of Christ are meant to be personal, deeply felt and understood--and called out with confidence of their truth. The first name given in this passage is our focus: WONDERFUL. Jesus, indeed, fills our hearts with wonder when we fully behold Him. The depths of "wonderful" includes the concepts of extra-ordinary, miraculous and beyond human expectation. Take time to allow your heart to plumb the riches of Christ. His words and His works surround us but the speed of life blurs our vision and dulls our hearing. Our longing for "wonder" is buried in activity but never suffocated. We were created for a relationship with God and nothing but Him will satiate the inborn desire for His grandeur. Purpose in your heart to pause each day--especially in the days that are chaotic--to behold the fullness of His wonder. My prayer is that every fiber of your being, of my being, will speak to those around us that the wonder of God fills us. Jesus IS wonderful! Enjoy Him moment by moment!