There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
There shall come forth … These words prophesied so long ago, full of promise, hope, wisdom, and peace.
There shall come forth … someone so full of the spirit, so full of truth, so full of power and strength. Full … full! Abundant, complete, all-sufficient, all-encompassing, all-surpassing, all-knowing … Jesus.
Full, plentiful, abounding, lavished … Jesus, the fullness of God, would come forth and in Him all would be complete, satisfied, overflowing.
One word changed all things for all time. He, the King of Kings, the Holy One … He shall come forth.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus … there is something about that name. Jesus, You are to be praised. I anticipate Your coming this season. You are the gift of Christmas. You are more than enough. You are more. You are mine. Thank You for coming. Thank You for coming for me. Thank You for saving me and for loving me even though I am unloveable. Thank You. Amen.
Delighting in Jesus …