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, […]
Messiah as a servant - A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 8 – Messiah as a servant. The prophet Isaiah gives us a vivid description of the coming Messiah as a servant – one with a gentle manner, who brings comfort and encouragement to the oppressed, and is a light to all. In our world today, this is exactly what is needed, and it is exactly how Jesus lived. This beautiful Hebrew prose from the prophecy of Isaiah, woven in with the teachings of Jesus, says it very well. Isaiah 42:1-4 “This is My Servant; I strengthen Him, this is My Chosen One; I delight in Him. I have put My Spirit on Him; He will bring justice to the nations. He will not cry out or shout or make […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, 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 passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.