December 5 - Messiah - Isaiah 40:9

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 5 - Messiah - Isaiah 40:9

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain. O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, behold your God!

Messiah is written in three parts.  The first part relates the prophecies regarding the coming of the Messiah, part two tells of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus and the third part reminds us of the freedom humanity has in life because of His sacrifice.

This is good news!

Tell Jerusalem that the Messiah is coming.  Stand on the mountaintops and shout out loud, Jesus is here!  Say to the cities of Judah, Look!  Here He is!

One great thing about social networking is that we have the opportunity to know everything that is going on.  Is your favorite musician on tour and going to be in a city nearby?  They tell you as soon as they know their schedule. Are you waiting for a great movie to come out?  You will know before you see the trailers in theaters.  Can you hardly wait for the next book in your favorite series? The author lets you know personally what they are doing and how long it will take for the book to get to your bookstore or electronic device.

The world is constantly shouting at you and telling what great news it has for you. You do not have to miss a thing.

The thing is, Jesus didn't come into the world announcing his arrival.  He didn't prepare us for three months, delivering announcements on a daily basis to our inboxes and social media accounts.  No, that was a task given to others.  The angels announced His birth, John the Baptist announced the arrival of the Messiah’s ministry, and we are called to announce the Good News of Jesus Christ’s work in our lives and in the lives of everyone who calls Him Lord.

Tell the world that Jesus is here.  Stand on the mountaintop and deliver the Good News.

The Messiah is coming!  The Messiah is here!