Isaiah 9:2-7 "The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness--
on them light has shined.
3 You have multiplied the nation,
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as people exult when dividing plunder.
4 For the yoke of their burden,
and the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
5 For all the boots of the tramping warriors
and all the garments rolled in blood
shall be burned as fuel for the fire.
6 For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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."
Reflection. Yes! Yes! Yes! What a prophecy! Don't we just need some of this light in the darkness right now!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Jesus is the Light of the world.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Jesus is the Wonderful Counsellor.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Jesus is the baby born for us.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
Don't we just need some of this Jesus right now!
Prayer. Lord Jesus, we hang on to these words from your servant Isaiah. We know they are fulfilled in You. We cling to the hem of your garment and have hope. May the zeal of the Lord accomplish its purposes. In your name. Amen.