Oh! Wonder of wonders!

(Charles Spurgeon, "His Name, Wonderful")    

"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given. 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

Oh! what is that I see?

Oh! world of wonders—what is that I see?

The Eternal of ages, whose hair is white like wool, as white as snow—becomes an infant!

Can it be?

You angels, are you not astonished?

He becomes an infant, hangs at a virgin's bosom, and draws his nourishment from the woman!

Oh! Wonder of wonders!

Manger of Bethlehem, you have miracles poured into you.

This is a sight which surpasses all others!

Talk of the sun, moon, and stars; consider the heavens, the work of God s fingers, the moon and the stars that He has ordained—but all the wonders of the universe shrink into nothing, when we come to the mystery of the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ!

I do believe that the very angels have never wondered but once, and that has been incessantly ever since they first beheld it! They never cease to tell the astonishing story, and to tell it with increasing astonishment too—that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born of a Virgin, and became a man!

Is He not rightly called Wonderful?

Infinite—and an infant!

Eternal—and yet born of a woman!

Almighty—and yet hanging on a woman's bosom!

Supporting the universe—and yet needing to be carried in a mother s arms!

King of angels—and yet the carpenter's despised son!