Even in times when God’s face is hidden from you, continue to hope in God’s delivering Messiah. Love you, Debby
Isaiah 7:14 God gives a sign of his intention for humankind: Immanuel, God with us! Live today, knowing that God’s plan is to live with you, go about your daily life with you; go shopping with you, drive to work with you. God wants to be with you! Love, D
Advent tells the truth (as Isaiah declared in chapter 6, “Woe is me, I am lost, a man of unclean lips.”) the whole truth (“yet my eyes have seen the King!) and nothing but the truth – God graciously makes a way for us to bear God’s presence! Thank you and Amen. Debby
Isaiah 5:24 “Their root will become rotten, and their blossom go up like dust; for they have rejected the instruction of the Lord and despised the word of the Holy One.” Advent reminds us that God’s word is to be received and loved, otherwise all our best efforts shall wither and die. What is God’s word? Jesus. He is logos, the word became flesh.
Isaiah 5:8-12 reminds us that all the good things life offers can hurt us unless we acknowledge God’s deeds and God’s works. Enjoy these good things in the context of God’s great love and provision. (verse 11 is a little too close for comfort! hehe) Love, D
Isaiah 4:2 “On that day, the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious.” He is the vine and we are the branches. Advent reminds us of God’s intention for our lives: to be connected to the source of all beauty. His beauty and glory flows into you today! D