What fun it was to open up these gifts to me from our kids. It will be fun to add our family favorite in this new recipe journal.
It’s hard to see but there is a line to write down the speaker, the date, the message title and then lines at the bottom to add scripture verses that were referenced in the sermon. I’m looking forward to using this. Our DIL bought it from Target online.
I love the theme of these next gifts and am excited to hear England is totally open to international travelers without any restrictions!
I’ve been enjoying my morning cuppa in this beauty!
The snow has mostly disappeared with our warming temperatures this week. We have even been able to get out and do some clean-up in most of our planters. It feels good to look out the windows and see that job accomplished. Speaking of windows our window cleaner guy called and we are booked for clean windows on this coming Tuesday. We have a quiet weekend coming up before we move into busy weekends in April.
Thankful to God for the love shown to me and for the ability to do yardwork.
It’s been so good to be in a study of the book of Isaiah as we approach Easter.
Hope all is well in your corner!
The first candle (purple) “CANDLE OF HOPE” means His promise and hope. We can have hope because God is faithful and will keep the promises He made to us. Our hope comes from God. (Romans 15:12-13)
The lyrics echo several prophetic themes. The title comes from the well known Isaiah 7:14:
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Immanuel is Hebrew for
God with us. The
Rod of Jesse refers to Isaiah 11:1:
There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse; Jesse was the father of David, second king of Israel.
Day-Spring comes from Zacharias, father of John the Baptist, in Luke 1:78:
The dayspring from on high has visited us.
Thou Key of David is in Isaiah 22:22:
The key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder, which in turn refers to Isaiah 9:6:
The government shall be upon His shoulder.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
Who orderest all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.
O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory over the grave.
O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
O come, O come, great Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times once gave the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.
O come, Thou Root of Jesse’s tree,
An ensign of Thy people be;
Before Thee rulers silent fall;
All peoples on Thy mercy call.
O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace.
10 I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
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Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.
The path of the righteous is level; you make level the way of the righteous. In the path of your judgements, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.
Time for Word Filled Wednesday and Lisa at Extravagant Grace is our co-hostess this week.
This week we are on the letter C…
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths. The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”
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