Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Blessing

"For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders; 
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.

The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this."
~ Isaiah 9:6-8

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Today, over 2000 years since the birth of the Prince of Peace, we still need the peace that only He can give.

I heard the Bells on Christmas Day
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

Till, ringing singing, on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!

"The wolf will live with the lamb,
The leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.

The cow will feed the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

The infant will play near the hole of the cobra,
and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest.

They will neither harm not destroy 
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD
as the waters cover the sea.

In that day, the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; 
the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious."

~ Isaiah 11:6-10

No peace? Know Jesus.


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