December 14, 2021
The Messiah brings peace
An excerpt from Isaiah 11:3-5 (NRSV)
His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear; but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist, and faithfulness the belt around his loins.
Reflection from Jim Swager:
With righteousness and faithfulness there is no fear, but peace of mind and hope. The peace that assures us that we are God’s forever.
Photo by Sarah Regalado for the youth photo contest
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
Isaiah 11:1-9; Numbers 16:20-35; Acts 28:23-31
“Lift Up Your Heads”
arr. Leo Nestor; sung by the StGs quartet
“Who shall ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Those with clean hands, those with pure hearts -
they shall receive a blessing
from the Lord and a just reward
from the God of their salvation."
Tags: Advent Bulletins 2021