THE THRILL OF HOPE, THE WEARY WORLD REJOICES
Tuesday, December 20. 2022
Read: Isaiah 9:2-7
The end of this passage is so familiar, but the beginning can be very confusing, or at least it is to me. While yes it is very true that when you have been in a dark place, literally or figuratively, the bright light can be blinding but once you get accustomed to it, it is amazing. God is amazing! We do celebrate daily in our dealings with the life with which we have been blessed or at least we should. We may not have been rescued from Midian, or maybe we have in our own way been rescued from other trappings. God has rescued each of us in our own unique way. God sent that babe to save us! We need to be grateful for that saving and worship even harder every day. All of those titles for the babe should make us feel safe and secure in the knowledge of God’s ultimate love for us, that God sent a counselor (we all need one of those), mighty God (of course), eternal father(the best parent ever), and prince of peace (we need that in our hearts and the world). God loves us! Let us never ever forget that!
Dear God, thank you so much for all that you have done for us. Let us never forget it. We know that you love us may we strive to love you even a fraction as much. Thank you, thank you, thank you!