“The royal line of David will be cut off, chopped down like a tree; but from the stump will grow a Shoot—yes, a new Branch from the old root. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, and might; the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the […]
“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.” (Isaiah 9:2) We pilgrims, us who have lost our way and now walk in darkness — hope is here. We lonely, us who gave up and decided […]
In the beginning — these words, they always take me to the right place, to the beginning. But more importantly, it puts my heart into the right place In the beginning, He was — and that already is the answer for our desperate hearts crying for an answer, the balm to soothe our souls bare and raw, the hope that drives away the darkness.
When the beginning began, He was already there, beloved. When you began, He was there, too.
On Mondays during this Advent season, we will focus on praying and setting our hearts right for the week. There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The […]