Music for December 14th
Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse,
And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him,
The spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of counsel and strength,
The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
With prophetic statements like the one found in Isaiah 11, it is no wonder that the people of Israel longed for their Messiah. The old testament prophets filled pages upon pages with joyous news of a future Savior, one who would bring freedom to Israel. Yet because Jesus came to this earth and because of what Jesus did on this earth, Israel received much more than freedom from their captors. Jesus secured forgiveness of sins and brought the hope of salvation for those who would believe … not only for Israel but the whole world! The only way he could do that, the only way he could become the perfect sacrifice was to first be born of a woman and born under law. Praise God for sending his Son! Praise God that Emmanuel did indeed come!
Hope Has Come
Joy to the World
O Come O Come Emmanuel