Christians can hardly celebrate Christmas without at least one mention of the prophet Isaiah. The "Gospel Prophet" included many passages in his scrolls which point the reader to the promised Messiah. Reference after reference direct our attention not only to the announcement of the Savior's birth, but also to His characteristics and especially to His work of redeeming sinful souls with His bloody sacrifice.
This Advent season we prepare our hearts to celebrate again the fact of God's love for sinners, in sending His Son to rescue us from a much-deserved eternity in hell. Each Sunday and Thursday worship opportunity in December, we will remember the events leading up to Jesus' birth through the binoculars of the prophet Isaiah.
He was looking forward to the coming redemption. He awaited eagerly the fulfillment of the Lord's salvation. Isaiah was celebrating Christmas 700 years before the precious Christ-child was born in Bethlehem's manger.
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