‘The Reason for the Season’
Poem & Story Submitted by Carol Little “The people walking in darkness will see a great light.
Upon those dwelling in the land of the shadow of death, light will shine.
You will multiply the nation.
You will increase the joy. They will rejoice before You like the joy in the harvest, as they revel when they divide spoil.
For you will break the burdensome yoke and the rod on his shoulder— the war club of his oppressor— as in the day of Midian.
For every stomping boot quaking and cloak rolled in blood will be for burning— fuel for the fire.
For unto us a child is born.
a son will be given to us, and the government will be upon His shoulder.
His name will be called— Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God My Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and shalom there will be no end— on the throne of David and over His kingdom— to establish it and uphold it through justice and righteousness from now until forevermore.
The zeal of Adonai-Tzva’ot will accomplish this.”
Isaiah 9 (Messianic Jewish Family Bible)…