Isn’t He wonderful, wonderful, isn’t Jesus my Lord wonderful? The first line of a children’s song but true because we are still God’s children as we grow in grace. And He is wonderful isn’t He? God sent His beloved Son to save us, and He had to look away.
So why do I believe Jesus is so wonderful? Because of what He has saved me from, yes. For what He had done for me, yes. For the words I write and the songs I sing for bright and blessed days and the sanctity of the night when I can rest in His love. There are many reasons He is wonderful. It is like how do I know, the Bible tells me so, let’s look.
“Why do you ask My name,” the Angel of the Lord asked him, “since it is wonderful.” Judges 13:18
This is the LORD’s doing, and it is wonderful to see. Psalm 118:23
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Lord, you are my God, I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things,
things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1
This also comes from the LORD of hosts; He is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom. Isaiah 28:29
( He heals the woman bent with a spirit of infirmity…) When He said this, all His opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things He was doing. Luke 13:17
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
Now, wonderful can translate as marvelous depending on the translation. The verse in Judges is a favorite, the Angel of the Lord is in fact, Jesus bringing Manoah’d wife, who is not named but tradition has it being Hazeleponi, the news of Samson’s birth.
This verse is wonderful because it shows that there is both a masculine and feminine side to God which is why He created both and instituted marriage, as for one man and woman. His name is wonderful and masculine here Hebrew pilee, but if you look at KJV and the Englishman’s concordance, you will see it says secret.
That is the same wonderful of Psalm 139:6, as to God’s knowledge being too wonderful, secret or perhaps even hidden, that is what Jesus is saying to Manoah. Job echoes the thoughts on God’s wonders as well, but it is interesting to me that it is much like wisdom being referred to, as a woman, in a feminine sense, though He gives both men and women knowledge and wisdom, like His wonderful name, He has secrets and plans from long ago. He must be trying to tell women something, and it is something wonderful.