Jesus Our Hope

today's reading.
Isaiah 42:1-9  Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations...

the blog.
There are a number of places in the Old Testament where we can learn about Jesus, and Isaiah is one of those places. Isaiah 42:1-9 is all about Jesus. What we in this passage is God's description of Jesus (He refers to Jesus as "My Servant"), and then God's words about what Jesus will do hundreds of years before Jesus comes to earth to live among us. For me, verses 6 and 7 were significant. "I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes that are blind."

Take a few minutes and think about the message of Jesus. What part are you playing in spreading the message that Jesus is our Hope? Who can you invite to church this weekend or Christmas Eve? Tami W.

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