Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Week 30 Day 3
Isaiah 9:2, 6 The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned. (NIV)
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (NKJV)
This amazing photograph from the Hubble space telescope shows two galaxies becoming
one. This is a glimpse of our future in that they are about 250 million light years away. Our own galaxy is also due to collide with that of Andromeda a long time in the future.
In the two texts placed before you today we are given a glimpse of the future of Israel. Messiah is coming. He will be a son, given for us, and so it was over 700 years later. You might think, “Wow! How awesome! Those people were given a look at, and a hope for what was to come.”
The great news is that Jesus himself gave us a glimpse into our own future. Luke 21: 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (KJV)