Monday, December 20, 2010
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Betty Bigbow reads the Advent passage while Bill lights the candles.
Scripture verses for today, Isaiah 9:2-7
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
For those who lived in a land of deep shadows---light! Sunbursts of light!
You repopulated the nation, you expanded its joy.
Oh, they're so glad in your presence! Festival Joy!
The joy of a great celebration, sharing rich gifts and warm greetings.
For a child has been born---for us! the gift of a son --- for us!
He'll take over the running of the world,
His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness,
His ruling authority will grow, and there'll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.
He'll rule from the historic David throne over the promised kingdom.
He'll put that kingdom on a firm footing and keep it going
With fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always.
The zeal of GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies will do all this.