“Then a shoot will spring up from the stem of Jesse and a branch from his roots will bear fruit. The spirit of the Lord will rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” – Isaiah 11:1

The prophet Isaiah is telling us someone will come to earth who will descend from a shepherd and a king seven hundred and forty years before the birth. This special birth is our Lord Jesus Christ! He has revealed to His followers that He is our Shepherd and our King.

Upon His arrival, Isaiah tells us that the spirit of the Lord was upon Him. Even as a newborn, He with the mighty power of God. The very same power He displayed at His resurrection. Our Lord is so powerful He saved us from our sins.

Are you searching for wisdom and understanding? Jesus has your answer. Do you need good advice or strength to endure a situation? Jesus has your answer. Are you in need of a Savior? Jesus is your answer.
Isaiah knew that in the fullness of time the Messiah would come. We also know that in the fullness of time He will come again to gather His sheep unto Himself. What an awesome day that will be. I cannot wait to sing “Joy to the World the Lord is Come Again!”

Lord Jesus we love you so today. Thank you for loving us and saving us from our sin. Bless us this Joyous season and help us to spread the gospel to those around us, so they may be with us when you return again.

~ Carol Figas