Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Friday, December 23, 2011

day 187: The First Noel

Isaiah 9:6-7

For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The governement will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
 will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven's Armies
will make this happen!


I think it's pretty cool how Isaiah wrote about Jesus long before he was born... long before Mary was even thought of.  Others probably thought he sounded like a nut.  The 'Savior' would be a mighty king or a fierce warrior, would he not?

Isaiah prophecied about the Messiah, but he never got to see him on Earth.  That happens to us sometimes (in a different way).  We work hard to see things happen for God, and we might not see it while we are alive.  That's ok because God has used us to lay the ground work, and God's time is so much more different than ours.

Our Christmas song today is "The First Noel" sung by Elvis :)

God Bless You

1 comment:

  1. Gladys Taber wrote in one of her books that God doesn't ask us to see the fruits of our labor, just to do what He asks. Thanks for the reminder that we are not the first and certainly won't be last that God asks to "Trust and obey."
    Merry Christmas!
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