Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Today's Advent Passage: Isaiah 49:6

he says:  "It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth."  - Isaiah 49:6

One of the beautiful things about Advent to me is the reminder that God is the God of the world - no one has a corner on Him! This prophecy of Messiah specifically connects His coming with the cause of global missions -- and when you think of what it meant for Immanuel, God with us, to come to earth, it is easy to understand why God says it would be too light a thing to do all that for only one people group.

The babe in the manger, the Lord of the earth, came as a light for the nations.

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