Advent, Isaiah 11:1-10


It’s Advent, friends!!  What a joyous time of the year!!  There is nothing more exciting than preparing for the coming of our Savior.  Welcoming a new-born babe in a manger, seemingly so small and ordinary, who will grow to become the Savior of the entire world!

During the month of December, I will be celebrating the coming and the birth of our Lord.

Today I am looking at Isaiah 11:1-10:

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.

He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
Righteousness will be his belt
and faithfulness the sash around his waist.

The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.

In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious.

I remember wanting more than anything to be like my parents.  I would try to sit like my mom.  I would try to speak like my dad.  They were my whole world and there was nothing I wanted more in this life than to emulate them.

As I grew up I discovered that I, too, had little “mini me”s who were wanting to imitate my every move.  That is a very humbling experience… and it made me want to be the best “me” I could be.

Now imagine having the spirit of your Heavenly Father rest on you.  Not just emulating and imitating the spirit of God, but living it.  Being it.  Our Savior held (and still holds) all the amazing characteristics of the Father and displayed them for all to see and imitate: Godly wisdom, heavenly counsel, power and might, and knowledge of God and His Word.  Now that is someone to immolate!  Oh how I want to be more like Jesus!!


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10 thoughts on “Advent, Isaiah 11:1-10

  1. Amy, this is very lovely. However, you used the word immolate… I’d never seen that word before and I looked it up. Um, you used it twice too. I believe what you meant to use is: emulate. Not to rain on your parade… It’s just that the word immolate doesn’t mean what you’re using it for. Please check for yourself.

    • You are so right!! Thank you for catching that! I relied way too heavily on spell-check and erroneously spelled it with an “i”. Thanks for alerting me! I am changing it!

  2. Amy, I love the simple use of scripture for the advent. We use the Advent Book which we have found to be a wonderful resource our children look forward to seeing it and discussing it. What a blessing it must have been to have such wonderful parents. Now we have our blessed Lord Jesus who calls us to be perfect as he is perfect. What a wonderful blessing, thank you for the reminder.

    • Thank you! I am so glad you stopped by and took the time to comment. It is so great to meet you! My parents are such a blessing… and to think that my Savior loves me more than they do?! It leaves me awed! Merry Christmas!

  3. Love this post. 🙂 I wrote a little today about how my daughter is such the imitator, too…which is a good and a bad thing, but it really makes me think about my words and actions. Beautiful words today…and I love the reminder to strive to be like Jesus. Many blessings to you! 🙂

    • Thanks, Mel!! And to you too! My mom used to always say “little pictures have big ears”. Even though I have worked with kids most of my life, that really never meant anything to me until I had kids of my own. They are always watching and listening and imitating! But the one I want to imitate is Jesus! Thanks for stopping by!

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