Behind The Art - Wonerful Counsellor:

The strength and dignity of the Roman alphabet strike me as just right for proclaiming the names of God.

“And the government shall be upon His shoulders.” These are the words in Isaiah that precede those names. And “Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end”, are the words that follow.

So, where is this government? And when will this “mighty God”, this “Prince of Peace” actually come to power?

The apostles, obviously, were pondering questions like these when they asked Jesus if he planned to restore the kingdom to Israel, and if so, when?

The answer they got, and the one we still get, is that God is in control, that the Holy Spirit will enable us to be witnesses for Christ, and that the government He has in mind is not located in a parliament, or a palace, or any other seat of temporal authority. The permanent location this mighty God envisions for His government is the conscience of a human being. The liberation He brings is of the heart.