"The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test. Then Isaiah said: "Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good."Isaiah, like Jeremiah, was a Prophet at low ebb in Judah's history. Enemies were at the gates and they were being ruled by a wicked, idolatrous king. Even at a time like this, Advent's hope bursts fourth.
Thoughts, observations, musings, encouragements, exhortations, and occasional rants from an Anglican Parish Deacon and Master Electronics Technician.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
From the Scrolls of Isaiah:
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