Monday, December 9
Isaiah 35:1-10
God will make the wrong things right. This is one way to explain to children what will happen when God’s kingdom comes. Isaiah 35 describes a number of ways in which God will make the wrong things right. God has the power to make things right in all of creation. God has the power to overcome evil and make a clear path for God’s people to walk in God’s love and salvation. And God promises to do all of these things.

Jesus does many of the things listed in this passage. Jesus helps the blind to see and the deaf to hear. Jesus helps the lame to walk. In Jesus, God makes the wrong things right. We are invited to place our faith in Jesus, receive healing and forgiveness, and join God’s work of making the wrong things right.

Jesus, there are many wrong things in our world and in our lives that need to be made right. Transform us through our faith in you, and show us how to be part of your work in the world. Amen.

From O Come, O Come Emmanuel, a publication of Luther Seminary. Used with permission. You may download O Come, O Come Emmanuel via this link. If you subscribe to Luther Seminary’s God Pause, you will receive O Come, O Come, Emmanuel in your email inbox each day of Advent. If you’re not a God Pause subscriber, sign up here and select “God Pause Daily Devotions.” You’ll continue to receive daily God Pause devotions, written by Luther Seminary alumni, after Advent ends.

Writers: Michael Binder ’17, Affiliate Faculty in Congregational Mission and Leadership; Amy Marga, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology. Theological Editor: James L. Boyce ’71, Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Greek. Cover photo by Elizabeth Explores on Unsplash.