The Advent Stand

Christmas looks a little different in one part of the world to another. In one place, snow covered trees, warming fireplaces, candlelight, and Yuletide cheer. In another, tall trees with a star on top stand against hot summer skies, cool shade and air conditioners are welcomed, long days a given, and refreshments sort. In all, though the advent of Christmas means the watch for the coming King, who stands up in strength and majesty, is peace, His reign to the ends of the earth, and is the One cares for His people. He will complete His promised victory,.more surely than tomorrow comes.

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,

Yet out of you shall come forth to Me

The One to be Ruler in Israel,

Whose goings forth are from of old,

From everlasting.”

Therefore He shall give them up,

Until the time that she who is in labor has given birth;

Then the remnant of His brethren

Shall return to the children of Israel.

And He shall stand and feed His flock

In the strength of the Lord,

In the majesty of the name of the Lord His God;

And they shall abide,

For now He shall be great

To the ends of the earth;

And this One shall be peace.

Micah 5:2-5a


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