Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 7 - 9
Verse of the Day: Isaiah 9:6 – “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
A familiar verse today. It is a part of Handel’s great Messiah, heard every Christmas. It tells us that Immanuel is coming. It describes part of what He will be like.
Immanuel did come. He came in a lowly stable and feeding trough, and many missed His arrival. They should have believed, but they didn’t. Many today should believe, but they don’t. Immanuel is here, and yet so many miss Him.
It is our task to make sure that we don’t miss Him, and that we get the message out to those needing to see Him – He has arrived, and His name is Jesus.
Prayer: Immanuel, we praise You and seek to make You known to those around us. Amen.