"And He shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor." Isaiah 9:6
One of the offices of our Lord is that of Counsellor. I read this and thought as I travel through this Christian journey how often I have needed a Counsellor. I have needed someone to show me what to do and which way to go. I have come to cross roads several times in my life and had no idea whether to turn right or left. Or just keep going straight ahead. I needed advice. I needed some Counselling. The right kind of advice is what we need. We are often tempted to confine in a good friend. It is good to have someone we can talk things over with but we need to remember that they are human. They may give the wrong advice, although they meant well.
We are blessed to have a good Pastor to go to with a problem. I will have to admit that in the past we have gone to our pastor with a certain problem. He helped us pray about the situation at hand and is there for us. But we can't run to our pastor every time a problem arises in our life. Poor fellow! How heavy his load would be if all the members ran to him? I am not saying you should not talk to your pastor. If the time ever comes that I need to talk to him again, I will.
Our Counsellor in this Scripture is very near. We can come to Him and say, "Lord, I seem to be in the dark. I don't know which way to go. I don't know how to act in this circumstance I am in. Show me the way and help me to walk in that way."
George Mueller said: You need never take a step in the dark. If you do, you are sure to make mistake. Wait! Wait until you have the light. Remind the Lord Jesus that He is Counsellor to the Church of God. He will be, in your particular case, Counsellor, and Guide, and you will find that waiting is not in vain, and that the Lord will prove Himself a Counsellor both wise and good.
Aren't you glad we have One to go to that can help us solve every problem. There seem to be a lot of problems as we celebrate the birth of our Lord. I know of four just this week that have lost their jobs. They
don't know what they are going to do. I would say to those ~ Just celebrate Him, just praise Him during this time and see how this all works out. Our Counselllor and Guide will make a way.
We have been passing out Christmas baskets to the needy at church. Children ride the buses that come from homes that are really in need. I have tried to look around me and see how I can lift someone's load. Just be a friend and pray for them. You don't know what a phone call will mean to some. It may mean a little of your time but it will be well spent. Spread some Christmas cheer. You will never know what it will mean to someone.