Tuesday, July 1
His Name is
...his name shall be
- lsaiah 9:6
The word wonderful has many shades of mean-
ing such as causing wonder, that's Jesus,
marvelous, that's Jesus, remarkable, that's Him,
full of wonder, yes, out of the ordinary that's
Jesus also. We could go on, but let me give one
more meaning of the word wonderful, beyond
expectations. His mercy and grace does more
for us than we could expect.
Jesus was wonderful in eternity past where
Isaiah 6 tells us the angels worshipped him.
He was wonderful in the Old Testament as He
met Hagar in the wilderness, He had lunch
with Abraham, He wrestled with Jacob, He met
Samson's parents, He talked with Moses and
Gideon, and Judges l3: 19 says that" .. .and the
angel did wondrously. . .".
Jesus has a wonderful birth as one says caus-
ing surprise. No birth has ever been, nor can ever be like His. He
was born of a virgin in a stable, but a wonderful birth welcomed
Jesus lived a wonderful life here upon planet earth. His words were
wonderful. "...Never_man spake like this man.,, (John 7:46). His
works were wonderful as He went about doing good, helping at a
marriage, healing the sick, feeding the multitudes, and raising the
dead. Jesus died a wonderful death, if death can be called Wonder-
fuI, His death was "...for our sins..." (I Cor. 15:3), and He died
the Just for the unjust to bring us to God in I peter 3:-18 because of
His wonderful love for mankind.
He has a wonderful ascension as the devil, the Romans, and the
priest could not keep Him in the grave! He is coming-again in
wonderful power to take us to a wonderful place.
Dr. Leon Foote, Evangelist, Canaan Baptist Church, Covington, GA
Today's Through the Bible Reading'
Job 21,22, Acts 10:1-23