shoots and stems

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse,
And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him,
The spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of counsel and strength,
The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:1, 2 NASB)

When life doesn’t seem to make sense, when health, finances, relationships get difficult, it’s good to know there is someone we can look to, lean on and who has the answers to our very specific and intimate situation.

The promise of new life, hope and redemption when it seems like all has been reduced to a stump, is Christ to us.

And as descendants of Christ we are His beneficiaries. His spirit rests on us as well. Wisdom, understanding, counsel and strength are the resources we have at hand when we open our hearts to accept Him, to know Him, and to love Him.

We are blessed to know that we will once more bear fruit.

He comes to restore.

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