Day 3: Advent Promises – Change is Coming!
Isaiah 9:5-7 (The Message)
The boots of all those invading troops,
along with their shirts soaked with innocent blood, will be piled in a heap and burned,
a fire that will burn for days!
For a child has been born—for us!
the gift of a son—for us!
He’ll take over the running of the world.
His names will be:
Strong God, Eternal Father,
Prince of Wholeness.
His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.
He’ll rule from the historic David throne
over that promised kingdom.
He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing
and keep it going with fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always.
The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies
will do all this.
I don’t remember where I found this photo – maybe Twitter or Facebook – don’t know. I didn’t take it and I don’t know the child in the photo. But when I saw the caption, my heart fluttered. Santa, I don’t want any games – I want justice.
And One is coming who has promised peace, love, abundant life and justice …