In the depths of exile a hope was born. A hope for one sent by God who will bring freedom to the captive and justice. This hope is but one more on a long list of hopes and promises we find in the Old Testament. Yet God is faithful and we proclaim that this hope, born in exile, was fulfilled along side all the others. With the coming of Jesus, the anointed one, the messiah, the servant longed for and spoken of in Isaiah, was at last revealed. In this one, Jesus, God's persistent and gracious power is brought to bear on a broken world and through him God's promises are and will be fulfilled.
December 16, 2018