December 29, 2014

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Isaiah 12:1-6; Revelation 1:1-8; John 7:37-52

Isaiah tells us that he had done wrong, sinned, and that it angered God but that in his great mercy he comforted (forgave) Isaiah. He then announced that he placed his trust in the Lord God who was his strength, his song, and his salvation.

In Revelation 1, John builds upon this and extends this truth to Jesus Christ. He reveals the glory that it is Jesus “who is and who was and who is to come.”

In his gospel, John builds on this again but puts it in the context of Jesus revealing himself in human form. Yet some did not believe in him. We find this today. Some do not believe at all and yet others revere him only as a prophet.

Therefore, our duty and our joy is to reveal him to others who have not heard of his loving grace and forgiveness or do not fully comprehend the truth that is the light of men, the word of God who comes down to us, Jesus Our Lord, Immanuel, who is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.

Prayer: Bless us Lord that all may come to know your truth. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Ron Hamm, Vicar at Peace Lutheran Church, in Edmond, OK.

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