December 26, 2014

Today you should read: Isaiah 35

What a beautiful picture of redemption we have in today’s passage. The imagery is amazing. Isaiah touches on three basic themes that we will see when Jesus come again for the final time.

1. Land to be restored (v. 1-3;7-8)

Our world has been seriously messed up. We now live in a world that has gotten so far from God that it has become a “desert,” void of hope and peace. We live in a world that causes people to “thirst” for truth, justice and hope. When Jesus comes again He will cause these things to come again in the world when He makes it new.

2. People to be restored (v.3-6)

We live in the world that is void of hope and peace and so, for the most part, we are a people without hope and peace. We are a “blind” people, walking about without any real direction other than accumulating stuff and seeking pleasure and comfort, all things that never last. We also live in a world full of sickness, disease and illness like never before. Everyday a new virus strand or disease pops up somewhere in the world. When Jesus comes again all those things will disappear and healing will come.

3. Joy to be restored (v.9-10)

With all that is going on in the world it is no wonder many people live their lives without “joy and gladness.” We live in a world full of “dangers” and “lions” lurking about to destroy us. When Jesus comes again for the last time He will do away with all those things and bring about everlasting joy and gladness.

This is what we have to look forward to. So as we think on this today meditate on verse 4 and it’s promise.

“Be strong and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you”

Posted by: Robbie Byrd

Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

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