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Day Five – “Too Small of Thing”

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Isaiah 49:5-7

And now the Lord says-
he who formed me in the womb to be his servant
to bring Jacob back to him
and gather Israel to himself,
for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord
and my God has been my strength-
6 he says:
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant
to restore the tribes of Jacob
and bring back those of Israel I have kept.
I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,
that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”

7 This is what the Lord says-
the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel-
to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation,
to the servant of rulers:
“Kings will see you and stand up,
princes will see and bow down,
because of the Lord, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

Luke 22:29-32 - “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and the glory of your people Israel.”

Reflection

Isaiah saw the day of Jesus and rejoiced.  He saw beyond centuries of waiting, and beyond the disdain of the nation upon His coming, and saw the One who would cause kings to bow down.  Simeon, too, by the Spirit, saw beyond the baby he held, and saw the Lord’s Messiah.  The scope of His work, promised by God, seen by Simeon as he held Jesus in His arms - was so great.  The salvation of God in Jesus is for all nations and will reach to the ends of the earth.

Response

Using these passages as a starting point, let’s thank God for Who Jesus is and what He came to do.  Let’s also ask Him that we will see more Him today, and in our day.  May we see and experience even more of the Lord’s Messiah and His great salvation at work among our ministries and churches.

Day Four – “Come and See…at the Cross”

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Day Three - “My Father’s House”

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Day Two – “From Ordinary to Extraordinary”

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Day One – “Light for the Gentiles”

Monday, January 6th, 2014