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This was the fourth Sunday of Advent.
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10 (CEB)
A shoot will grow upfrom the stump of Jesse;a branch will sprout from his roots.The LORD’s spirit will rest upon him,a spirit of wisdom and understanding,a spirit of planning and strength,a spirit of knowledgeand fear of the LORD.He will delight in fearing the LORD.He won’t judge by appearances,nor decide by hearsay.He will judge the needywith righteousness,and decide with equityfor those who suffer in the land.He will strike the violentwith the rod of his mouth;by the breath of his lipshe will kill the wicked.Righteousness will bethe belt around his hips,and faithfulnessthe belt around his waist.The wolf will live with the lamb,and the leopard will lie downwith the young goat;the calf and the young lionwill feed together,and a little child will lead them.The cow and the bear will graze.Their young will lie down together,and a lion will eat straw like an ox.A nursing childwill play over the snake’s hole;toddlers will reachright over the serpent’s den.They won’t harm or destroyanywhere on my holy mountain.The earth will surely be filledwith the knowledge of the LORD,just as the water covers the sea.On that day, the root of Jesse will stand as a signal to the peoples. The nations will seek him out, and his dwelling will be glorious.
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We await your coming, Lord, with eagerness and thanksgiving and a fair amount of fear. Shine your true light in the corners of our hearts and in the vast wastelands of our society that we might see more clearly the glory of the creation you have come to redeem. Amen.