Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.
You have multiplied the nation
And increased its joy;
They rejoice before You
According to the joy of harvest,
As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
For You have broken the yoke of his burden
And the staff of his shoulder,
The rod of his oppressor,
As in the day of Midian.
For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle,
And garments rolled in blood,
Will be used for burning and fuel of fire.
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;

And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,

To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 9:2-7

I love this scripture because it reminds me so much of the true meaning of Christmas, but it also reminds me that one day (hopefully soon) our God will reign in Righteousness. As the Jewish people always say, "wouldn't now be a good time for our Messiah to come (again)?"

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ellen b. said...

Fabulous choice Cori! I love this passage. Your U is very cool...

Pat said...

This is a favorite bible passage of mine for this seasson also. May the Prince of Peace come again!

Hugs, Pat