There are twelve days to Christmas, starting with December 25th and continuing to January 6th. Therefore, at the end of every year and also at the beginning of the next one, our eyes are fixed on Christ, God's son whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.
The true meaning of Christmas is found in Scripture, and there in the book of Isaiah it tells us that this Son that is given to us comes to us amidst the darkness and distress in which the world lives.
Can we still believe in the God of the Bible in these days of growing pagan spirituality and hostility?
All wickedness will be eradicated by the wisdom and Spirit of God. The kingship of Jesus breaks into history, transforming and restoring everything fallen.
Every pagan empire — past, present and future — will fall and be replaced by Christ's rule.
Isaiah 64:1-9 is a plea for God to rend the heavens and come down to do awesome things we did not look for. It is also a confession of sin. We are unclean, our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment, and we are fading like a dead leaf. We have been in our sins a long time, and Isaiah asks, "Shall we be saved?" The Gospel is God's answer to Isaiah's plea. In Christ, God has opened the heavens and come down and done awesome things we did not look for. Christ cleanses us from our sin, clothes us in his righteousness, and gives us eternal life.
The Meek are the strong in the Lord, broken by God to be harnessed for God’s use. Meekness is the opposite of unbridled anger.