On All Saint’s Sunday, we attending a service at Sarah’s mother’s church in memory of those who had gone to be with the Lord this past year. Her father, Carter had passed away last December after a life long battle with MS.
I was sitting between my daughter and wife when I noticed the beautiful stained glass windows near the Baptistery. I pointed to one of them and began to explain to Emma that the little lamb is a symbol for Jesus: “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of world!” (John 1:29). In that moment, God explained something beautiful through the words of a four year old child.
Emma looked up at the stained glass and said “Daddy, I see the lamb and over there is the Counselor!” I looked in amazement, never before had she used that word, and I said “Where do you see him honey?” She said “there! He is right there! The Counselor!” She was pointing to the middle of the stage beneath the altar.
There in that moment I felt awestruck that my daughter was looking upon Jesus. “He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6b)
I had been struggling lately, in a type of spiritual drought, as we have been trying to become more involved in a new church and no being involved in servant ministry lately has left me feeling “spiritually lukewarm”. There in that moment, God reminded me that even when I can’t see Him, He is always there among us our “Wonderful Counselor!”
Remember, even when we feel distant from Him, He has not moved. He is there and “will never leave nor forsake you”