Sunday, November 29, 2015

WMTRBW 14 – Promised Land, Promised Time

In Chapter 14, we examine the pivotal role prophets of the Bible played.  Prophets such as Isaiah, Ezekiel, Malachi, Joel, Amos, and Daniel foretold of future events, bringing both hope to the people and also warnings of negative consequences from behaviors not in line with God’s will.  These messengers prompted people to act in ways consistent with their dreams and/or restrain from continuing harmful behavior.

Jesus often quoted scripture from Isaiah. In fact, He was the fulfillment of many of those prophesies. He gives us a hope for the future. As His followers, we are inspired to act in ways which keep Jesus alive in our hearts, to share Him with others and to do the work He calls us to do.

May the light of Christ's love remind us He is our Hope, Way, Truth, and Light. And may the lighting of the first Advent candle remind us of the hope we have in Jesus, similar to the hope the world had as it anticipated, with joyful expectation, the birth of Christ.

Share a story about a time when you kept hope or lost hope.

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