Harbingers for Peace

Author: 
Rev. Aaron J. White
Date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 10:30am

 

     The prophet Isaiah foretold of a day when “a shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse.” At the Jordan River, John called all who came to watch for one who “will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” In this Season of Advent, we are called to join the chorus of voices who proclaim the coming of our salvation!

     This is news for all to hear. But how shall we receive this word? Those who would deny their need to repent only hear a foreboding message. But for those who heed this call, the coming of Christ heralds a day of peace. When he comes, the thirst of God’s redeemed people will be quenched, and they shall bear the fruit of repentance, which is true and everlasting peace!

    

Scriptures:

     Isaiah 11:1-10

     Matthew 3:1-12