Waiting for Morning
Join With Us as We Watch For the Light Together This Advent
Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test. Then Isaiah said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.
Where do we find hope? Do we find hope in the might of our armies, our defense–our ability to stand stronger than the other? Yahweh intervenes and offers another way. God offers instead faith and hope through another intervention–Immanuel. Immanuel means God with us. In this time of waiting, may we be so thankful at this promise and the miracle of how God has been working from the beginning for the purpose of restoring a relationship.