For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The scriptures present many names for God, drawing out the many characteristics of an infinite Creator who is both personal and transcendent. The prophet Isaiah offers four specific names for Christ: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. We are given four images of God, images that may come and go in our lives, and which we draw upon in certain times and needs.
In this audio meditation you are invited to pray with these four names and consider their resonance with the God you know.
Music: Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel Orchestra: MIT Concert Choir, W. Cutter, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons