Psalm(s) 61, 62
Old Testament: Isaiah 11:1-9
New Testament: Revelation 20:1-10

For God alone my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honour;
my mighty rock, my refuge is in God (Psalm 62:5-7)

The time of waiting, anticipation, and expecting is almost over. Just like new parents who await the birth of a new family member, we too await the coming of Jesus both in our hearts and in glory.

As we finish up last minute shopping and baking, let’s not forget the real reason we’re celebrating. Let us remember the tiny infant who arrived so long ago so that we might be freed from sin and death. +