"Counselor" is one of the titles that I wear in my professional life. It says it right on my law license: "Attorney and Counselor at Law." The "attorney" part generally means that I can represent someone, that is, act in their place in legal matters. As a "counselor," I am able to give advice to my clients, on what steps to take to stay legal, to benefit themselves, to not improperly harm others. (It's also often used to address a fellow attorney -- particularly useful when you've forgotten their name!)
At this time of year we're often reminded of the verse in Isaiah that foretells the coming of God's Anointed One, the Messiah, Jesus, and says He will be called the "Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace." For some reason this year I've been struck by the first one, from a lawyer's point of view.
Lawyers are counselors, but not always good ones. (After all, as the old adage goes, it's 98% of lawyers that give the other 2% a bad name!) But Jesus is the wonderful counselor. He gets it right. You can trust His advice. You can follow His lead. He is the Way -- to stay legal (righteous before God), to benefit yourself, to do good to others.
Wherever you are in life -- close to God or far from Him -- there is a Wonderful Counselor available to you. Turn to Him. Trust Him.
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From all of us here at Wombat Central, have a very blessed and Merry Christmas!
BRWombat & family