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Verse 5 of O Come O  Come Emmauel reminds us that our Savior, Jesus, was of the lineage of David.  A King in Israel with both heavenly and earthly roots.  A perfect savior, a perfect king.  WE are also reminded that the birth of Jesus is and was a part of God’s long-standing plan for salvation.  This is a sign of God’s patience being used for strength.  This is cause for rejoicing, because God’s patience continues to be used for strength and for the blessing of his people.free digital photos

O Come thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home,
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery
Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.


Please join me in prayer:

King of Heaven, Lord of Earth we turn to you this day in thanksgiving
Every part of our salvation has been assured by your coming and we rejoice
Yesterday, today, tomorrow is yours.  You hold the future as securely as you have held the past.

On these waning days of Advent, we watch and we wait with confidence
Fearlessy we long for the day of your coming

Dearest Lord Jesus, come with the helplessness of a babe, come with the ferocity of a warrior
Annonce your kingdom
Vanquish evil
Inform hurting hearts that salvation has come
Deliver us that we may be a people anointed to serve you and speak of your goodness.  Amen.