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Art thou he that should come? —Matthew 11:3

Read Matthew 11:1-6

The first name we wish to consider is “Wonderful.” It is a miracle that the Lord chose to enter this world as a human being to deliver man from his sin and guilt. The Lord Jesus performed many miracles while He was on earth, and He continues to do so today. But, do we recognize this Miracle Worker as the Son of God? John the Baptist also had questions about whether Jesus was the Messiah. As the forerunner of the Lord he had pointed to Jesus while exclaiming, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” But now many questions rise up in his heart. Why was he sitting in prison? Did he no longer have to proclaim the message of Christ? Why does the Lord Jesus not deliver him?

John discussed this question with some of his disciples. They went to Jesus hoping He would return with them to visit John. But Jesus does not go with them; He only says, “Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them” (Matt. 11:4, 5). This is the answer John received, for who but the Messiah can do such miracles? His name is Wonderful; He is wonderful and His works are wonderful. He is perfect God and perfect man. Who can understand this?

What does the name Wonderful mean?


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