Read Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Jerusalem rejoices because of what the Lord has done.
She is like a bride dressed for her wedding.
God has clothed her with salvation and victory.
11 As surely as seeds sprout and grow,
The Sovereign Lord will save his people,
And all the nations will praise him.
62 I will speak out to encourage Jerusalem;
I will not be silent until she is saved,
And her victory shines like a torch in the night.
2 Jerusalem, the nations will see you victorious!
All their kings will see your glory. You will be called by a new name,
A name given by the Lord himself.
3 You will be like a beautiful crown for the Lord.
"Jerusalem rejoices because of what the Lord has done..."
The birth of Jesus is the beginning of great change. Jerusalem will be clothed with salvation and victory.
Not military victory - but God's saving grace that changes hearts and makes us ready for his return.
"As surely as seeds sprout and grow, the Sovereign Lord will save his people."
Lord, let Jesus plant the seed of your word in me and let it sprout and grow.