Isaiah 9:6 - Gift of All Gifts; For Unto Us A Son Is Given.

Isaiah 9:6 (KJV) 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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The 
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  

Isaiah 9:6 (NIV) 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 Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, 
Prince of Peace.  

Isaiah 9:6 (NLT) For a child is born to us, 
a son is given to us. The government will rest 
on his shoulders. And he will be called: 
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, 
Prince of Peace.  


His Name Is Wonderful
   When Ethan Hawke started out in Hollywood 
as a young actor, one of his contemporaries was 
River Phoenix. Hawke really looked up to him. But 
tragically, Phoenix died of a drug overdose. 
   In an interview Hawke said, Drugs and 
alcohol and depression are formidable opponents all 
over the world. People think getting what you 
want will make you happy, but a sense of self, 
purpose, and love dont come from the outside. You 
cant get distracted by this culture that 
celebrates things that sometimes arent what they 
   If you look to this culture or this world 
to find answers or fulfillment, you will come 
up empty. But Jesus is sufficient to meet 
whatever need you have in your life. 
   I love this description of Jesus in 
Isaiah 9:6, which I think sums up what Christmas is 
about: For unto us a Child is born, unto us a 
Son is given; and the government will be upon 
His shoulder. And His name will be called 
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, 
Prince of Peace (NKJV). 
   His name will be called Wonderful. 
That takes care of the dullness of life. The word 
wonderful comes from the root word wonder.  
   Jesus is wonderful, amazing, astonishing, 
bewildering, and beyond our human comprehension. Going 
back to the root word wonder, the best way to 
describe Him is awesome. We hear that word a 
lot, which people use to describe all sorts of 
things, from cars to tacos. 
   Yet its really a word that we should 
reserve for God alone. Hes awe-inspiring. Hes 
wonderful. And when you have a relationship with Him, 
He will add meaning and purpose to your life. 
   Theres nothing this world offers that 
will satisfy a person whos created to know 
God. For all of us, His name can be Wonderful. 
[Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 


Our Prince of Peace
   The Christmas rush is here. There are 
plans to make, gifts to buy, and parties to 
attend. Sometimes these activities leave us 
exhausted and cranky - instead of peace and joy, we 
may feel inner churning because theres too 
much to do. Or perhaps this time of the year 
brings nothing but sad memories and loneliness. 
Unrealistic expectations and conflicts with loved ones 
often leave us depressed and discouraged. 
   How can Jesus be our Prince of Peace when 
our expectations and traditions fight against 
the tranquility we desire? To understand why 
Jesus was given this title, we must first 
understand what it means. First of all, Gods Son did 
not come to do away with all conflicts - not 
yet, anyway. One day He will return to earth and 
rule as King in an environment of external 
harmony, but that was not the purpose of His first 
coming. So while were on earth, well have 
trouble (John 16:33). 
   When Christ left heaven to become a human 
baby, His goal was to bring us peace with God by 
reconciling us to the Father. His death on the cross 
paid our sin debt in full, and our relationship 
with God is restored. Now He offers us divine 
peace - an inner serenity that fills our hearts 
and minds no matter what is going on in our 
   Is your life characterized by a quiet 
assurance that guards your heart and mind all day long 
(Phil. 4:6-7), or have stressful circumstances left 
you feeling depressed or agitated? Try setting 
aside time each day to fix your eyes upon Jesus. 
Then let Him heal your heart and calm your 
spirit. [In Touch Daily Devotional by Charles 
Stanley at www.intouch.org] 


   The first Christmas was not a gift to a 
child; it was the gift of a Child. The story of 
Jesus Christ coming into this world is not so much 
the story of a birth as much as its the story 
of a gift. For us, it was the entrance of Jesus 
to Planet Earth. But for God the Father, it was 
the departure of a Son from Heaven. 
   For unto us a Child is born, the 
Scriptures say. Unto us a Son is given; and the 
government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will 
be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, 
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6 
   We sometimes think that when Jesus was 
born into the human race in Bethlehem, He 
essentially made His entrance into the universe. But 
that isnt true at all. 
   Jesus is God. Therefore, He is eternal. 
He has always existed. The Bible says, But 
when the right time came, God sent his Son, born 
of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to 
buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, 
so that he could adopt us as his very own 
children (Galatians 4:4"5 NLT). 
   His birth was His entrance into the world 
as the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the 
   The prophet Micah said, But you, 
Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the 
thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to 
Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings 
forth are from of old, from everlasting (Micah 
5:2 NKJV). 
   The words from everlasting could be 
translated from the vanishing point. Micah was 
revealing by the Holy Spirit that the Messiah, God in 
human form, would be born in a manger. 
   This is the great miracle of Christmas: 
God became a man. [Greg Laurie from Harvest 
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com] 


Isaiah 9:6 - Gift of All Gifts; for unto us 
a Son is given. 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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