Advent Daybook, 25: O come, thou Rod of Jesse, free thine own from Satan’s tyranny

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   O Root  by Ansgar Holmberg of The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet ( source )

O Root by Ansgar Holmberg of The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (source)


Emmanuel (God Has Come To Us) by Trinity Anglican Mission


He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with nobles and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and He has set the world upon them. He will guard the feet of His godly ones, but the wicked shall be silenced and perish in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; against them will He thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge [all peoples] to the ends of the earth; and He will give strength to His king (King) and exalt the power of His anointed (Anointed, His Christ).
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Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, Who is called the Christ. (the Messiah, the Anointed)

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen, from David to the Babylonian exile (deportation) fourteen generations, from the Babylonian exile to the Christ fourteen generations.
— 1 Samuel 2:8-10 & Matthew 1:16-17 (AMP)

prayer for the day:

O come, thou Rod of Jesse, free thine own from Satan’s tyranny; from depths of hell thy people save, and give them vict’ry o’er the grave.

Lord, hear our prayer. Amen.

 

Give thanks, forgiveness, and intercession for the members in your family tree today.


(see all Advent daybook posts from 2015 here)