Words from the Heart for Saturday December 29th, 2018
Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
Isaiah 40:28 (NLT)
The Spirit was speaking through the prophet Isaiah to a people who were weary in waiting for the promises of God to be fulfilled. He declared that their expectation was not in vain based on who their God is. He is Creator. He does not grow weak or weary. He has power to keep His promises.
Many Christmas carols were written, and continue to be written, in order to teach the nature of the God who sent Jesus into our world. Much of what we think of as traditional carols were either collected or written by those hoping to revive older traditions, in collections such as Christmas Carols Old and New, published in 1871. The earliest Canadian carol to be published was probably “A Canadian Christmas Carol” by James P. Clarke, which was published in Anglo-Canadian Magazine in 1853.
In the Gospel accounts of the birth of Jesus, we learn more than just the facts about the coming of the Messiah. We learn about the nature of God – such things as His love for us, His ability to put in place His plan for the redemption of the world, His authority and power. This shouldn’t surprise us – the Bible is filled with revelation about the person and personality of God. Isaiah the prophet, who looked towards the coming of the Messiah, wrote this in Isaiah 40:28: “Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.” The Bible wants us to understand the nature of God. If we are going to receive the gift of eternal life and then walk in victory, we need to know the nature of the God in whom we trust. What a blessing to know that in the busy-ness of this holiday season, the God who has been revealed to us in Jesus never grows weak or weary. He is our Rock in all things.
These have been words from the heart.