Gleanings – Bring It!

Advent 3, Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Isaiah 9:1-7

Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, . . The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”

Cannot wait! His reign. His peace. It has to be better than what we are experiencing. Far better.

Oh sure I have seen His reign and known his peace recently. He stopped pre-term labor of a friend. Chances are great that this baby boy will go to term. He has sustained my brother in the face of a great trial and is restoring his hope. He acted boldly in my own life to provide a parachurch ministry position that will allow me to continue planting Grace Community.

But then there is Syria. And the Beltway. I have seen greater maturity in a sandbox. Where are the adults? Then of course there is Sandy Hook. The innocent are slaughtered and the prince of this world heaps pain and misery upon an unsuspecting people.

I’ve seen His reign. I’ve known His peace. I want to experience more of them and see our common foe vanquished. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

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