Bethlehem, A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 11 – Place of birth is prophesied. Micah was another Hebrew prophet that was a contemporary of Isaiah. He was a great communicator and known as a prophet to the common people. If Isaiah had been the only prophet to prophesy about the coming Messiah then it might have been less believable, but when there are multiple witnesses and sources, it becomes even more credible. Micah’s writings were still being read and studied by kings several hundred years after his death, and they also appear in the United States Government today. In this next prophecy from the book of Micah, he actually names the place of birth for the Messiah – Bethlehem! Micah 5:2 Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small […]
A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 10 – Salvation through His death. Harper Lee was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the famous book, To Kill a Mockingbird, written in the 1950’s. In recent years, another novel of hers was discovered and released, called Go Set a Watchman. The meaning of this title was not very clear at first, until discovering the phrase actually comes from a reference in the book of Isaiah: ​ For thus has the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he sees.” Isaiah 21:6 Much of our literature, art, and culture has Biblical references. A watchman was to be a moral compass, one to keep you on the right path and to guide you in the […]
Four servant songs of Isaiah
Day 9 – Came for all people. There are four servant songs in the book of Isaiah, which describe the coming Messiah as a servant, a savior, one who will suffer, and one who will be exalted. All four of the servant songs can be found in Isaiah 42:1-9, 49:1-13, 50:4-11 and 52:13-53:12. In the second servant song, Isaiah gives us a glimpse of God’s purpose from the beginning to the end. Jesus was with God from the beginning and came to earth as a man to serve, suffer, and offer salvation through his death. God’s message is this: salvation for all people, made possible through his servant, Jesus.   The song of the servant, the Messiah. Isaiah 49:1-6 Coastlands, […]


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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.