Life can feel like a long list of “I will”. But this is a list of things that Jesus will do. Jesus is building us into God’s church, and reigns over us from Heaven.
Did you know there are two Bethlehems in the Bible? In Joshua 19:15, we read of the other Bethlehem in the land assigned to the tribe of Zebulun. Bethlehem in Judah was the birthplace of Naomi whose daughter-in-law Ruth was the grandmother of King David. David was born in Bethlehem.
The miracle of Jesus’ birth, and the exact thing that Isaiah is foretelling in Chapter 11, is what we celebrate at Christmas. As we return to our own roots, we gather together around trees and dining tables and television sets, sharing and loving on our friends and family members like no other time of year.