Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Justice for Our Souls

As I have scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed, I see hurt, anger, sickness, and pain. I am watching the likes build up on my current status of asking for prayers for my husband and his family because of his grandfather passing away. A friend of mine has a two year old with chicken pox while taking care of her two month old. She is exhausted. There is also a missionary friend who is suffering stage four pancreatic cancer and going through her second round of chemo. She barely can keep the proper nutrients in her body. All the news reports are talking about President Obama's oval office speech about Isis and the San Bernardino shooting. A Lt Colonel got extremely upset where the news reporter had to interrupt him and told him that he couldn't use language like that. So I had to listen to our president's speech which was of course displayed his agenda for the American people. It brings such a burden on my heart to see what living in a sinful and sad world means, but it also reminds me of the reason Jesus came.

In reflecting of the season, I have focused on how Jesus came as our King who brought justice and righteousness to our souls. He did not come to destroy what was temporary but what was eternal. Jesus came to bring something new from something bigger than anyone realized. As it states in Isaiah 4:2,

"In that day the Branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious;
And the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing
For those of Israel who have escaped."

Jesus came to bring back Eden to our lives! He came so that life would be excellent and appealing. Our souls would escape death and to live life more abundantly. He came to bring about a bigger plan of God's glory.

"His delight is in the fear of the Lord,
And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,
Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
 But with righteousness He shall judge the poor,
And decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,
And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked...

“And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse,
Who shall stand as a banner to the people;
For the Gentiles shall seek Him,
And His resting place shall be glorious.”  Isaiah 11:1-4,10

Jesus' delight was the will of God. He came to judge the poor righteously and to slay the wicked. Sin was not meant to rule but God and His righteousness. 

 "In those days and at that time
I will cause to grow up to David
A Branch of righteousness;
He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth."
Jeremiah 33:15

So even with everything that is going on with the uncertainties of life or the direction of our nation, we have to hold on to the fact that God has a bigger and better plan. That He has and always will have a plan and we are apart of it as Christians. As a Anita @anitamckaney on Periscope said advent is about not just Jesus coming here on earth but that He was to come, has come and will come again. This should be our focus among the hurt, pain, sickness, and anger that is lingering this Christmas season.


  1. Thank you for this encouragement for hope in a world that feels hopeless. God is bigger and His story is the one I choose to be part of. Blessings!

    1. Thank you Mary! It is humbling to be apart of His story. Merry Christmas

  2. That is the greatest thing to be thankful for! Thanks for joining in the Thankful Thursday link up.


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