The Embrace of the Branch

Monday, December 23
Isaiah 4

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The Messianic image of “The Branch of the Lord” opens this chapter of just six verses. As occurred in the Exodus, the cloud of smoke by day and the pillar of fire by night will once again lead the people to places of purification, joy, and peace.

The days are the shortest in the northern hemisphere. However, with winter, the days begin to be longer. Thus, we remember the birth of Jesus at this time. The light of God in Christ has come. Whatever is the darkness of your circumstances or the filthiness of your sin, Jesus offers himself to lead you into paths of light. Jesus loves you. Only embrace and stay clinging to “The Branch of the Lord” and allow the Branch to embrace you in total love and forgiveness.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
Glorious branch of the Lord. v. 2
You call me to holiness v. 3
Cloud by day and fire by night. v. 5
Glory of God covering. v. 6

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This is the fourth of four weeks in Advent, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets,in this season the prophet Isaiah.

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