Isn’t He Wonderful?

Posted: December 28, 2022 in Uncategorized

The english word “wonderful” might be overused in our homes and not always without sarcasm. Example from my wife: “Brandon, the electric bill came in high this month.” Me: “Wonderful”. Yes that is how the word is often used in our sphere but the Hebrew word for “wonderful” is oh so much more!

Wonderful in the Hebrew can mean miraculous, amazing, marvelous, fabulous, gorgeous. So when the prophet Isaiah prophesied that a baby would be born some 500 years later radiating these things, some believed and others doubted. The ones that doubted weren’t sure about the virgin birth of the Holy Spirit forming Jesus in the womb of Mary. They doubted the “miraculous” and when they heard He was from the town of Nazareth, they doubted He was anything “amazing”.

The stories of Joseph and Mary fleeing with Jesus to Egypt to escape the death sentence of babies under two and they possibly thought, “surely this King is not “marvelous” relying on His parents.” Not one story of Jesus doing ministry or miracles until later in his life and His friends might have thought “fabulous” was a reach. Now the people close to Jesus who had heard from God and the angels carried spiritual eyes of faith to see Jesus as “gorgeous”. The King of Heaven wrapped in humanity to take away the sins of the world. Nothing is more beautiful than the One who gave us eternal peace with God.

Some Christians today are not impressed with the miraculous Holy Spirit that is inside of them or other believers. Because Jesus is wonderful, so are you in this world today. I pray you have eyes of faith to see the “wonderful” Savior inside of you and the family of God!

1 John 4:15-20 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 19 We love because he first loved us. 20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Heal the Home, Heal the World

Brandon Pollard

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