Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Our Lord is Coming
v1 In the last days, the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and peoples will stream to it.
We are now in the Advent season, one of the holiest times in Christian faith, commemorating the birth of Jesus, the Savior of the world, in a manger in Bethlehem. (Micah prophesied that a ruler born in Bethlehem would set up a kingdom that will last forever. Micah 5:2) The Advent Season is also a time to reflect on the triumphant return of Jesus in the second coming as the judge of the world.
John 3:16 -19 says "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.”
The character of restored Zion (the hill on which the city of Jerusalem stood, David’s palace and the temple were both built on Mount Zion), in Micah 4:1-5 , prophesied by prophet Micah of Moresheth is also mentioned in Isaiah 2:1-5 by prophet Isaiah , son of Amoz . They were contemporary prophets. The same words given to them in vision may be to emphasize and establish His Word. In his vision, Micah saw that peace and security are established through obedience (v 1-5) During the reign of Christ, there will be no more war. The conflicts between nations and individuals will be justly resolved by Christ and peace will be established. A restoration is promised after exile. Those who walk in the name of the Lord will enjoy great blessing and peace (v 4-5) God’s restoration will not be just for the strong, but also for the weak, feeble, and disadvantaged. (v 6-7).
“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1: 12)
Thank you, Lord, for sending Your son Jesus to save us. Help us O Lord, in our festivities, to always remember that You are the reason for the season. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
What am I without my Jesus?
Philip Manuel & Laila Anie Philip
Carmel MTC, Boston
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church