For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6, Holy Bible, King James Version)
December is a time of anticipation and waiting. Waiting for family or guests to arrive. Waiting for the perfect time to open gifts. Waiting for dinner to be served. Wait. Wait. Wait.
Imagine hearing this prophecy during Isaiah’s time. What great rejoicing from God’s people that they would be rescued from despair. They waited a week. A month. A year. Ten years, then fifty. One hundred years later, still no savior. It was a long wait.
One day, more than 700 years later, the prophecy became reality when Jesus was born. It was worth the wait.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you are the fulfillment of the Isaiah’s prophecy. You were not sent just to the ancients, but to us now. Hope for all humanity. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore