Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13 & 17, Luke 10:21-24


Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13 & 17, Luke 10:21-24
Isaiah 11:1-10

My Lord and my Beloved, the prophet speaks of You and describes You rule in these verses.  You are the hope of the world, the Savior who will break the chains that oppress us and You will set us free.  You will rule with Justice and Truth.  The Spirit of God will dwell in You and the power of the Most High will be Yours to command  Your Word will strike and silence the enemy and You will ensure justice for those who have been crushed underfoot by the rich and powerful.

We will be set free from the bonds of sin that have long held us in chains.  Under Your rule all fear will vanish and everything that once held us in terror will not longer intimidate us.  You will rule with love and we will be anointed by Your Spirit and we will make our dwelling with You and You with  us.

Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13 & 17

There is no King like You O Lord, King of kings our Savior and our Redeemer.  To the world was revealed the abiding truths that we are brothers and sisters, all equal under God.  You gave us a new way of seeing ourselves and each other when You taught us to call God Father.  When You breathed on us Your Spirit so we might receive all the gifts He has to give and more than the gifts the Giver as our Paraclete, Helper and Guide.  You came into the world to show us the way back to the Father and to open the gates of heaven to us who abide in Your Truth and Love.

Your rule and Your reign over all is everlasting.  In You the poor find a Friend and a Brother, they will receive justice against the enemy and the oppressor.  Every life is precious for it has been purchased by Your Blood.

Thank You my Lord and my God for sending Your Son and the for the precious hope of His glorious return to claim us for Himself forever.

Luke 10:21-24

My Beloved, all that You have said of Yourself in these verses as You revealed all that God has done in and through You can now be said of the members of the Church You established for You have shared all that You have been given with us.  You have held nothing back.

We are even more privileged than other Christians because the Seed of the Kingdom that was planted in the heart of Your Church has grown and flourished and there is room for all.  Everyone is called and chosen to respond to Your invitation to find their home in her.

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