thought for the day – Advent day 8

Psalm 27:34 and Isaiah 11:1-5

It can often feel like a justapositon between the warm Christmas season glow and the reality of the world when we look around and listen to the news. Is Christ really able to make a difference in this broken world? Is there any point really in eagerly waiting?

 

Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord

for

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
    from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and of might,
    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
 and he will delight in the fearof the Lord.

He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
    or decide by what he hears with his ears;
 but with righteousnesshe will judge the needy,
    with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth
    with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
 Righteousness will be his belt
    and faithfulness the sash around his waist.

 

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