In January, I wrote a post called Relentless God in it, I shared some verses that I thought would be a theme for me this year. Well, it is six months later, and I'm still processing them in and through my life:)! So here are the verses:
But suddenly there will be no more gloom for the land that suffered. In the past God made the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali hang their heads in shame, but in the future those lands will be made great. They will stretch from the road along the Mediterranean Sea to the land beyond the Jordan River and north to Galilee, the land of people who are not Israelites.
2 Before those people lived in darkness,
but now they have seen a great light.
They lived in a dark land,
but a light has shined on them.
3 God, you have caused the nation to grow
and made the people happy.
And they have shown their happiness to you,
like the joy during harvest time,
like the joy of people
taking what they have won in war.
4 Like the time you defeated Midian,
you have taken away their heavy load
and the heavy pole from their backs
and the rod the enemy used to punish them.
5 Every boot that marched in battle
and every uniform stained with blood
has been thrown into the fire.
6 A child has been born to us;
God has given a son to us.
He will be responsible for leading the people.
His name will be Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God,
Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.
He will make it strong
Below are some additional thoughts that I've had about them since January:
- Prince of Peace: Isn't peace what we all long for? At least, I do. Learning to have peace in the everyday ups and downs of life has only come through following the Prince of Peace. Knowing that it is on His heart to bring this into the reality of my life has allowed me to continue desiring to listen to what He has to say.
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