To no one’s surprise, for this entire advent season, joy shot from Scriptures for me, but like never before. Okay, maybe I noticed them before, but this year they felt like a whole new ball game. Maybe it’s just me…
Rarely comfortable as a starter, I’m a strong second stringer. So is it any surprise less popular verses struck me so strong?
Thanks to Handel some identify a line or two of these verses with Christmas (and Easter). Me too.
But this year the preceding and following lines sacked me daily as I read and read again.
I hope these snippets continue sparking everywhere all year around:
“Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress… The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And He will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. …”
Isaiah 9:1 & 2, 6 & 7 (NIV)
“For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”
John 3:16, 17 (NIV)
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