Getting Christmas Right Part 2
Isaiah 9:1-2 (ESV)
But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
 The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shined.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (ESV)
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Have you ever trusted in the wrong thing? Have you ever trusted in someone only to be disappointed, betrayed, and even severely hurt? The Book of Isaiah is all about a people who were placing their trust in the wrong thing. We must be very careful that our hope is not placed in people, even ones who look to be trust worthy. People fail us and are very poor vessels for trust. Continue Reading