Isaiah 12:1 (NIV)
1 In that day you will say: “I will praise you, O LORD. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.
Isaiah 12:4 (NIV)
4 In that day you will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.
A great Christian philosopher once said, “The best is always yet to be for the believer in Jesus.” We look forward to a city whose foundations and designer and builder is God. We look forward to seeing the promises of God become a reality, no longer just something way out in the future.
Isaiah has eyes to see the future and he reminds us in these four words, “In that day!”
What is it that will take place in “That Day” that will make anything different? We have heard far too many infomercials and come to understand that all their promises are only chasing the wind. The guarantee never lives up to its claim and no product ever delivers fully on what it promises. Many of us read of these future promises from God’s Word only to tell ourselves that these too will only be empty promises that will be unable to produce what they promise.
Have you been taken in by the “But wait there is more!’ promises of the infomercial marketers? I have great news for you. The angel that appeared to the shepherds to tell them something to counteract all the promises of the world.
Read these words carefully and consider what they meant to the shepherds. “I bring you good news of great joy that shall be for all the people. Unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior who is Christ the Lord.”
If you were a shepherd those words would have been hard to believe. I wonder if they are just as hard to believe in your life today. What can you do to believe these words? Exactly what the shepherds did, they went to see the Messiah in person. Have you met the Messiah yet? I am not talking about hearing from someone else about him, but have you personally made the trek to meet with Jesus?
No better time than the present. Why not take a moment and ask Jesus to meet with you. Go ahead and cry out to him right where you are. He already knows what you need just tell him, ask him change you, tell him you want to know him and watch what happens.
This meeting with Jesus changed the shepherds, the wise men and anyone else who saw Jesus as their messiah.
Time for a meeting with the Messiah.
See you tomorrow