Friday, December 6, 2013

Wonderful Counselor

Advent: Wonderful Counselor          

I so enjoyed getting to hear Chesney speak on Sunday. I love our focus on the names of Jesus, as names really are important. The name counselor may not be the first name to come to mind when we think about Jesus, but it is so good to be reminded of this role. We should treasure the wise people in our lives, and yet Jesus gives perfect wisdom, and people sometimes do not.
I have a friend who has been given very unwise advice by people close to her, from people who should be protecting her. Over the years I have gotten to see her grow and strengthen in her faith.  She has learned that Jesus is a wonderful Counselor, the most true Counselor. She responds to people advising her with Scripture and a calm spirit. She is no longer swayed away from the correct path. She has conviction that she is doing the right thing, even though there are undesirable consequences.
I pray God gives all of us the wisdom to seek His counsel first. Let us begin our celebration of this baby that changed the world.

Elizabeth Kropf