In today’s first reading, the Prophet Isaiah reveals the most sacred promise that God makes for those who love him. Incredibly, that promise is that he will give us his only son as expiation for our many, many sins.
Comfort, give comfort to my people,
says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her
that her service is at an end,
her guilt is expiated;
indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORD
double for all her sins.
We have seen the realization of the promise of God revealed through the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Without him, we would still be in bondage to sin and death. Are we able to accept his gift of eternal life? Can we set aside our own agenda so that we can focus our lives on being in communion with the eternal?
In a few short weeks we will commemorate the coming of the Savior into our world. Can we be ready this year to fully embrace him?
Maranatha. Come, Lord Jesus.