Advent meditation for December 21:
O come O branch of Jessie’s stem
Isaiah 11:1“The root of Jesse shall come,
the one who rises to rule the gentiles;
in him the gentiles shall hope.”
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to you, O Israel
The birth of Jesus we celebrate at Christmas is the fulfilment of this promise spoken in Isaiah. What Hope do you hold in this promise? Do you see examples of that Hope even in these times? End with a brief time of silence.