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December 4 – Words

read: “He will strike the violent with the rod of his mouth, and by the breath of his lips he will put an end to the wicked.” -Isaiah 11:4 reflect: The One we await will stop all the greed, corruption, and violence in our world. Now this is the Messiah I am waiting for! Years ago a revival…

December 3 – Good Fear

read: “He will delight in fearing the Lord.” Isaiah 11:3a reflect: Isaiah says that the One we are waiting for will delight in fearing God. How could there ever be delight in fear? The times I remember being afraid were not delightful. The word translated fear here also means to be in astonishment, or awe. I’m more comfortable…

December 2 – Rest

read: “The Lord’s spirit will rest upon him, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of planning and strength, a spirit of knowledge and awe of the Lord.” -Isaiah 11:2 reflect: Aren’t we always looking for new leaders? For less greedy politicians, and more inspirational pastors, and more humble heroes? Isaiah puts words to our yearning as he sounds the…

December 1 – Beginning

Meditations for Advent 2014 Beginning read: “A shoot will grow up from the stump of Jesse; a branch will sprout from his roots.” –Isaiah 11:1 reflect: A shoot coming from the stump, how about that. When you thought the garden was dead for sure, one last green leaf popped from the brown, dry soil. When you thought…

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