But there’s a wrinkle here. GOD doesn’t just swoop in and fix our mistakes like a helicopter parent. There isn’t a single moment when all salvation is going to happen. Instead, we have a sign which not only marks that something is happening but also how long it takes.


A frightened king, murder in Aleppo, and a generation of grace
Advent 4A |  Isaiah 7:10-16

A frightened king, murder in Aleppo, and a generation of graceThree thousand years ago, an unremarkable boy grew into a remarkable king. He was a shepherd and musician, smaller than his brothers. And yet this boy took down Goliath, survived persecution from the first King of Judah, and he became the great king to unite the divided kingdoms.

Two hundred years later, they’re divided again and it’s looking bleak for this later King of Judah.

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