We look at another incredible passage from Isaiah in which God breaks 150 years of silence to comfort Israel and provide new hope. We find this reiterated in the story of Jesus, and we find ourselves claiming the same hope today.
On this first Sunday of Advent, we read a prayer from Isaiah proclaiming “O that you would rip open the heavens and come down!” (among other things). We take a look at what it means to have hope in Christ, a hope that is not lost even in when redemption seems impossible.
In this second week of Advent, we look at the promise of a kingdom of God so full of peace that it overcomes the strife between humanity and the wild, and we see how this kingdom comes through the righteous judgment of Christ.