Friday, December 8, 2017

Isaiah 11 1-3 Foretelling the birth of Christ, 740 BC

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jessie,

from its roots a Branch will bear fruit.

 

Inextricably connected to the earth,

bearing fruit from the Lord of Creation,

Praise for the connection to our ancestors.

they were created by a loving God.

 

The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon him—

The Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,

The Spirit of the knowledge of the Lord—

And he will delight in the fear of the Lord.

 

Praise for Jesus our Savior.

believe in his gift of the Holy Spirit,

the fruits of the Holy Spirit in us;

joy, peace, patience, kindness,

goodness, faithfulness, gentleness

and self-control.

 

He will not judge by what he

Sees with his eyes,

Or decide by what he

Hears with his ears.

 

The Ruler Forever, came as a humble, helpless baby,

the shoot from the stump of Jesse

the Branch from the house of David.

He will judge our hearts,

the righteousness of our spirit.

 

Prayer

Dear God, in all I do today, let me give you the praise for Jesus Christ. He who was born into our world is our life and our truth, our help, our judge, and savior. Thank you. Amen.

 

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