As you wander through your day today, ponder this faith. The faith of a young girl to say yes. Yes, whatever You desire for me..may it all happen as You design. I just wonder about Mary. She must have realized that God‘s plan was finally rolling out. Four hundred years of God’s silence was broken in one night. Shattered. The Messiah was coming. He was actually coming. She knew the prophecy from Isaiah!
Isaiah 7: 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
I want to take that verse apart. Want to join me?
First of all let’s look at the context of this one verse.
From the commentary of Dr. Grant C. Richison:
During the reign of the evil King Ahaz, war brok out between Judah and Israel. Pekah, the king of Israel, entered into an alliance with the King of Syria (Rezin). The latter two went to Jerusalem to besiege it.When Judah’s King Ahaz learned of the coalition against him, his heart sank along with his people. He was an evil king and could not reasonably expect God’s intervention for him. But God had not given up on Judah. God sent the prophet Isaiah to Ahaz to give him a promise of the perpetuity of Judah.The message from Isaiah was one of comfort. Even though the kings of Israel and Syria formed a confederacy against him, God will intervene. Isaiah told Ahaz to ask for a sign to authenticate the promise from God. He refused. So Isaiah gave a sign from God, “and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).
- You’re Never Alone (fbccanaan.com)
- Keeping Christ in Christmas (womenwhospeakinchurch.com)
- Trust God as He is in control (chemistrychristianityandme.wordpress.com)
- Celebrating Immanuel… (breakawaybylintrollins.wordpress.com)
- HCIKFS: Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song) (lbtk.wordpress.com)