The Life Application Bible says that Micah is announcing the next King in David’s line will be the Messiah, and that His rule will never end. Even though Jerusalem is rich and powerful, Micah is predicting hundreds of years before that the birthplace of the most powerful King is to be the tiny town of Bethlehem. Micah says that “He will be our peace”. Some of Christ’s last words on earth were, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.” This peace that He gives is the most precious gift we have as His followers. In one of the beautiful Christmas hymns, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”, verses 3 and 4 say: “And in despair I bowed my head: ‘There is no peace on earth’, I said. ‘For hate is strong, and mocks the song of peace on earth, good will to men’. Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: ‘God is not dead, nor does He sleep; The wrong shall fail, the right prevail, with peace on earth, good will to men’.”
May this peace and hope reign deeply in us during this Christmas season.
- For those who need to be encouraged in heart and united in love.
- Pray through the prayer page in the bulletin.
- Pray for Pastor Dan, our Lead Team Pastor and his family.
- Pray for our Lead Team Pastor Intern, Robyn Crown.
- Pray for our Hospitality Coordinator, Irene Dickau.
- Pray for our Congregational Life Pastor, Mike Bartusek and his family.