It's hard to believe that I've been journeying through the Bible for nearly 5 months and haven't missed a single day! I hope there are others out there who are still reading along (I know of at least a few), and I want to encourage those who might have fallen behind to stick with it. Today's reading was really great, especially since it lines up with Christmas. Isaiah's image of a perfect king being born is so incredibly description of the character of Christ: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, Fear of the LORD. All this packaged in the form of a baby, sent to us on Christmas Day (or at least that's when we celebrate it).
Relient K wrote a really cool song about Christ's birth that I'd like to share here. The song is titled, "I Celebrate the Day." I won't share all of the lyrics, but here's a line or two:
And the first time that You opened Your eyes,Did You realize that You would be my Savior?And the first breath that left Your lips,Did You know that it would change this world forever?And I, I celebrate the dayThat You were born to dieSo I could one day pray for You to save my lifePray for You to save my lifePray for You to save my life