This coming Sunday will be the first Sunday of advent. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to comment. This is a time for Christians around the world to celebrate together the coming of the Christ. The Old Testament lectionary reading for this Sunday comes from Isaiah 2:1-5. This portion of Scripture is a prophecy about Judah and Jerusalem.
In verse 5 Isaiah says,
“Come, O house of Jacob,
let us walk in the light of the LORD.
In the Old Testament the word “walk” was commonly used to describe one’s life. It spoke of how one was living. Peppered throughout the Old Testament Israel is asked to walk with God; to make Him a part of their daily life. In 1 John 1:7 we are encouraged to walk in Christ,
If we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus, his Son,
purifies us from all sin.
The invasion that happened two thousand years ago on planet Earth allows every person on the face of this green and blue planet the opportunity to walk with God. It truly is a time to celebrate and rejoice!