An Advent reflection by David Baldwin.
Isaiah 9:7 His authority shall grow continually,
and there shall be endless peace
for the throne of David and his kingdom.
He will establish and uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time onward and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Well we are almost there. The big day is almost upon us. How have you spent this Advent season, racing around making sure that all the preparations for Christmas are completed and you are now ready to collapse into your armchairs after dinner tomorrow?
If so you may have missed the real message of the Prophet Isaiah that there will be a royal saviour, one who will represent the people before God and would be the means through which the blessings of God would pour upon the people.
The one who will bring all this to pass will be born this night.
Lord Jesus Christ,
Whose coming sets us free,
Let your light shine in us,
Your truth change us,
Your life renew us,
That we may worship you
As the Holy Child of Christmas
And the king of Heaven. Amen.
Tomorrow as you joyfully open your gifts just stop for a moment and remember to thank God for the greatest gift of all that has come into your life.