Friday, December 3, 2010
Strong and Gentle - Both!
Isaiah 40:9-20 – Here again we hear echoes of Handel’s Messiah (I’m actually listening to it on YouTube as I write this.) This time it is the less familiar “O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion.”
Again the lyrics are directly from the KJV translation of verse 9 and 10. The verses that follow celebrate the fact that our God is both mighty and gentle. Our God is the Sovereign Lord who possesses both a strong right arm and a comforting embrace.
He can knock the enemy for a loop and he can carry a lamb close to his heart. Remember today as we inch 24 hours closer to Christmas that Jesus is both full of power and of kindness.