Advent Devotional – Dec. 15

Dec. 15                                   Isaiah 9:2-15                                   Sandy Kay

The land was mostly darkness. There seemed to be little hope of things changing or getting better. People wondered and wandered in uncertainty and that darkness. But then! Great light and joy and yokes of burden relieved. And yes another anthem. “To us a child is born”. And in verse 6 we learn that His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father and Prince of peace. God came down through this tiny child that would establish order with justice and righteousness forever. Forever. Forever.

So as this year of 2020 quickly comes to a close and our frayed nerves, our long sighs and our buckets of tears stop for this moment, this day: may we pause to reflect on the tiny child: the light: the joy: the One who will lead us through Forever. May the heavy yoke of the life in 2020 fall from your shoulders onto our Mighty God and Wonderful Counselor and may Joy fill your heart this day. Amen.

Oh Father, this year we have been isolated and in darkness so much. Let us dwell upon that tiny child, our Lord Jesus Christ, the light of the world, to lead us out and May we smile with true joy from deep within our souls. Amen