Thursday, December 25, 2014

the Light given to us

                              The people who walked in darkness 
                              have seen a great light;
                              upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom 
                              a light has shone.
                              You have brought them abundant joy 
                              and great rejoicing,
                              as they rejoice before you as at the harvest, 
                              as people make merry when dividing spoils.
                              For the yoke that burdened them, 
                              the pole on their shoulder,
                              and the rod of their taskmaster 
                              you have smashed, as on the day of Midian.
                              For every boot that tramped in battle, 
                              every cloak rolled in blood,
                              will be burned as fuel for flames.
                              For a child is born to us, a son is given us;
                              upon his shoulder dominion rests.
                              They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero
                              Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.
                              His dominion is vast 
                              and forever peaceful,
                              from David's throne, and over his kingdom, 
                              which he confirms and sustains 
                              by judgment and justice,
                              both now and forever.
                              The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this!
                                             {Isaiah 9:1-6}

I just love this reading proclaimed at the Midnight Mass. It is such good news for us; it's a scripture brimming with hope and promise. My heart is filled with gratitude this Christmas for so many blessings in my life, the greatest of which is the gift of Christ Himself, who came for me and for you. I sometimes fall into the trap of taking this for granted, but the gift of Christ is truly awesome. Awe - some. I pray our hearts would be awakened and filled with wonder at this truth this Christmas, and always.
Michael, Baby Howe & me • Christmas, 2014

Wishing you and yours a bright and blessed Christmas filled with His peace, joy, and great love...

Stay in touch! {bloglovin} {instagram} {twitter} {pinterest} {etsy}

No comments :

Post a Comment

I would love to hear from you! Thanks for taking the time to leave a note.

Related Posts with Thumbnails