Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Advent 2020                      Day 3

Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.    Isaiah 7:14

Sometimes God will speak the biggest things in the smallest remarks.  We must be listening.  Here Isaiah had just prophesied to King Ahaz that shortly his two adversaries would burn out and he would not have to fear them.  Ahaz could not believe so Isaiah told him to ask for a sign, any sign, anything from heaven to hell but Ahaz would not.  So, Isaiah said that God would give him a sign.  A virgin would give birth to a son and His name would be Immanuel.  God would send His Son, through the kingly line, to man into man’s mess.  It is no problem for God to speak and show up in man’s problems.  Christmas is God’s sign to us that God is greater than our greatest fears and failures.  Gabriel would tell Mary that “nothing is impossible with God.”  The king could not and would not believe but the young virgin could and did believe.  Believe!  We serve a God of the impossible.

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