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The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”
More Than a Blip
Of course, that wasn’t the case when we were kids, was it? No, it seemed as though the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas took forever. And I’ve go to be honest, even though I was part of a good, church-going family and knew all about Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus in the manger, as I remember, the excitement I felt during this time of the year had little to do with theology. Man, it was all about the big guy from the North Pole. I mean, when I was seven or so, I may have paid lip-service to Jesus, especially in Mrs. Butts’ Sunday School class, but I knew what we all knew; I knew the true reason for the season and his name was Santa Claus. And the closer we got to the twenty-fourth, the more excited and hopeful I became.