18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,21 the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise. Isaiah 43:18-21
Merry Christmas !!!! This OT reading today from the prophet tells how Israel was reminded to not dwell on the past ( their deliverance from tyranny and slavery at the hands of the Egyptians and the Babylonians), but God will bring a deliverance far greater and broader than what anyone could imagine – this was the foretelling of The Messiah , The Anointed One , and His victory over sin and death !!
Let us pray together – Creating and loving God – Just as You delivered your chosen ones from the hands of their oppressors , we all have been saved by this new creation – the shackles and chains of sin and certain death have been overcome, once and for all, by the redeeming blood of Jesus. We are a grateful people , dear Lord. Thank you that you love us all so much !!! It is indeed in Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ, Rollie