"There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord." Isaiah 11:1-2
In the Book of Isaiah, the Prophet, Isaiah gives words from the Lord of what happens to God's people if they do not repent of their sins and turn back to Him. BUT Isaiah also pronounces words of healing and hope.
Both come from the Lord. As we reflect on this in light of our world situation, we can see so many parallels. For all throughout Scripture, the Old Testament and New, God calls us back to Himself. As a nation, I believe that God is calling us back to Himself. It is a time of revival for our land.
For the prophet Isaiah also makes it clear through the words of the Lord, and elsewhere in Scripture, that God does not delight in judgment but delights in showing grace, mercy and forgiveness. With the ultimate forgiveness and grace being shown at Calvary's cross.
The prophet Isaiah lived and prophesied 700 years before the time of John the Baptist and Jesus. And yet, he still told of the coming Messiah, through the power of the Holy Spirit, with the words, "There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots."
Today, during this Lenten season and Easter season, let us never take our eyes off of the Cross and the empty Tomb. That is where we will truly find "healing for our land and for ourselves." And it is the only place.
In Christ, Pastor Diana
We Get Letters Dear Caring People at Trinity,
Thank you very much for your continued support of C.AM.P. Your check #3325 will go into the Community Christmas fund. Your $155.00 donation on check #3326 will go toward our Second Harvest food purchases.
A fact we are happy to share is that in February 2020 we purchased 7,127 pounds of food thru Second Harvest. We will continue to be thankful for all the caring Crestliners like you and your neighbors.
Our Thanks C.A.M.P. Secretary Eileen K. Parrur text here...