December 3, 2012 shoot
Advent symbol: flower
Dearheart in your dark days a ray of light shoots through, feathering a bridge from your pain to an unexpected victory. Its odd how it happens.
Would you look in a manger where animals eat for the King of kings? Would you look at a newborn baby and see your God who created all things? How unexpected, like a shoot coming out of a dead stump!
Cherish this first picture to see that Christmas is not about cute kids in pageants or feeling sorry for tired travelers who have no place in the inn. Sweetheart- as you look into the manger believe that child is the living God, the Christ who came to carry out the work of saving sinners, saving you and me. He is the living shoot that has grown out of the dead stump. He is the Branch that brings you life in fellowship with The Almighty.
Isaiah 11:1-2 (NLT) ‘Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot— yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—2 the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.’