He Shall Be Called - Everlasting Father
Isaiah 9:6 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. • Everlasting – (Hebrew, `ad) forever. Jesus is eternal, with no beginning or end.
Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. Cf. John 1:1-3, 14; Colossians 1:16-17
• Father – (Hebrew, ab) title of honor and respect.
Jesus is the only one who can reveal God’s fatherly character to us. Cf. Colossians 2:9; Ephesians 2:18
John 10:30, 38 30 I and the Father are one.” 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”
John 14:6, 9-10, 15-19 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.
Isaiah is highlighting the divine nature of the Savior.
1 Timothy 2:5-6 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
After sin entered humanity in Genesis 3, it’s a messy story of human beings losing close relationship with God. Jesus, as the perfect picture of loving, caring, protecting, providing Father, comes and meets us in that we might be reconciled to God forever.