Daily Devotional Series from Victory Church
“O Come O Come Emmanuel”
My birthday is May 31 which is just about 6 months from Christmas. As a child, I liked having my birthday in the middle of the year as it gave me something to hope for and to look forward to every 6 or 7 months. When I started getting bored with my birthday gifts, I knew Christmas was coming and I could anticipate new things to play with, and the same was true as my birthday approached. Think about what gift you longed for as a child..Did you ever receive it and if so,was it as amazing as you expected it to be?
The passage found in Micah speaks of hope and promise. It is not just wishful thinking as it was when I was waiting for my birthday to arrive, but rather faith in the promise of a coming “Mashiach” or as we know the word, Messiah. In Hebrew, the word “mashiach” means anointed, consecrated or chosen one, and the prophets foretold that “chosen one” would come from Bethlehem. He would bring His people together and offer them salvation.
The gift of hope prophesied in Micah is beyond any gift we can imagine. God’s people had waited for generations upon generations in hope for the coming of Jesus.(That makes my 6 month wait seem very paltry!) Hope fills our lives with beauty. It assures us that we will have our needs provided for and it alleviates worry. It comforts our soul with peace when the world tells us all is lost. Hope is not dead. Hope is alive and well and it came to us in that manger in Bethlehem.
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Micah 5:2-3 – 2 “O Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are but a small Judean village, yet you will be the birthplace of my King who is alive from everlasting ages past!” 3 God will abandon his people to their enemies until she who is to give birth has her son; then at last his fellow countrymen—the exile remnants of Israel—will rejoin their brethren in their own land.
About the Author
[ Kay Pflueger ]
Kay Pflueger and her husband Wayne have been members at Victory Church for the last 8 years. Kay is a loving mother and grandmother whose love for the Lord is on display at all times. To contact Kay directly about this devotion, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.