Daily Devotion on Isaiah 61:1-3, 10-11

Text: Isaiah 61:1-3, 10-11

Talk about headline news! The prophet Isaiah plays the role of the street-hawking newspaper boy. “Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Man frees captives from prison! Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” Advent is a beautiful time. In Isaiah 61 we see a magnificent explanation of all the wonderful things that are in store when Jesus comes again.

Have you ever had your heart broken… ever felt alone and scared in this dark world… ever been sad?

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Bible binds up the brokenhearted… it declares release from darkness… it provides comfort for all who mourn.

The Christmas season is a hectic time for most. Americans run from store to store buying decorations, presents, and fixings for various Christmas delectables. In all our frenzied Christmas preparations the headline news of Isaiah unfortunately often gets shoved to page six or seven in our daily papers. We are in Advent. During this church season we look forward to Christmas when Christ came but more importantly we look forward to the end of days when Christ will come again and take us to be with him.

Talk about headline news! Jesus has clothed us with garments of salvation, he has arrayed us in robes of righteousness. By Christ’s death we have hope in this dark world. We look with faith toward Judgment Day when praise will spring out of us like a new plant bursts out of the ground.

Prayer: Before the dawning Day let sin’s dark deeds be gone. The sinful self be put away, the new self now put on. All glory to the Son, who comes to set us free, with Father, Spirit, ever one through all eternity. Amen


About vicarhoff

I am thrilled and honored to be serving as vicar/intern at Christ the King Lutheran Church and School for a whole year!

Posted on December 8, 2011, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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