Today my friend explains a translation of Jesus as “Wonderful Counselor” in Isaiah 9:6. Instead of thinking of counselor in the sense of giving advice or direction, the Hebrew words approach more closely the sense of “speaking purpose into” something.
God speaks purpose into everything. He’s the Wonderful Counselor of directing meaning into what seems meaningless, random, unfair, or unnecessarily painful.
I think about every situation and how God can bring Purpose no matter what.