Being Woven

His Coming Brings HOPE

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By His coming…

  • The Messiah
  • Messianic Prince
  • Davidic King
  • Anointed One

“There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth;
I have prepared a lamp for Mine Anointed.”  Psalm 132:17

  • Root of Jesse

“And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse,
Who shall stand as a banner to the people;
For the Gentiles shall seek Him,
And His resting place shall be glorious.”  Isaiah 11:10

  • Immanuel…God with us

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.  Isaiah 7:14

  • The Promised Son
  • Mighty God
  • Wonderful Counselor
  • Everlasting Father
  • The Prince of Peace

For to us a Child is born,
to us a Son is given;
and the government shall be upon His shoulder,
and His name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6

  • begotten of His Father before all worlds
  • prophesy that He would be born in Bethlehem
  • His going forth as the Son of God

“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Too little to be among the clans of Judah,
From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.
His goings forth are from long ago,
From the days of eternity.”  Micah 5:2

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Father God, You brought forth Your Son into this world.  Your Word is so beautifully filled with the Truth of His coming and His Presence.  He is Hope.  I am humbled to be Your daughter and to know that Jesus is my Brother, my LORD, my Savior, my King, my Redeemer, my All.  He came and brought so much to all who walk this earth.  May the many who do not know Him seek His face, realizing the gracious gift You have bestowed upon us all.  I love You, LORD.  I am grateful for the Gift of Yourself.  May I walk in hope each and every moment, seeing the Hope that is You.  You gave me life that I did not have.  You gave me a love that I knew not.  You give me hope in Your Second Coming for I truly know that You are returning.  Precious Holy One, I love You and so look forward to that day.  I have hope, LORD, because I know You.  I lift up those who do not know You.  Their world is diminished because they have little or no hope without You.  I ask You to cover the children around the world who are suffering from war, starvation, abuse, terror.  Please hold these precious little ones near, Father.  They so need Your touch.  Draw in those adults who are lost and in need of a savior, the Savior.  They have no hope otherwise.  I want them to know what I know and Who I know.  May Your Word and the Truth of Christ’s appearing touch hearts this season.  In the Hope of Your Son, I pray.  Amen.

 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope Romans 15:12-13

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22 Comments

  1. Wow, Linda…your prayers and heart cries are so wonderful and real.

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  2. This is truly a beautiful message of HOPE! Love that so many are sharing this message because it truly makes a difference!

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  3. Dear Linda, my calling is to urban children. Above and beyond the lack of physical needs being met, is the lack of hope. I nearly wept when I came to your petition for them in your prayer. HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING. Thank you for your prayers and reminders from your neighbor at Crystal’s.

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    • Dear Alice, Your words touch me to my heart as well. Children are dear to my heart. I have none of my own yet have taught the primary-aged children my most of career. I just love them and want the best for them, yet I have seen so much harm done to and with them, the defeatism that overtakes them so easily with only “words” let alone the physical harm. My favorite teaching years were done in the DC public schools in the heart of the SE side where poverty reigns along with SO MUCH ELSE. I absolutely loved each and every one of those kids. I was teaching K-1 and 1st most of the time. But I also work today with children one-on-one tutoring. The biggest obstacle for these little ones is still being squished down by words from adults that tell them they are unable to accomplish something. My job, more than teaching them how to read or do the math set before them is to build self-esteem. So in my own little world, I have had many children, yet I cry for all children. The things they are going through these days just breaks my heart. I pray for them and love them as best I can. Thanks for encouraging me.

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  4. What a message of hope! I love all the names of Jesus you sited:) I am encouraged as I ponder the endless hope found in Him and all that He is! Thanks for the inspiration:)

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    • Thank you, Gretchen, for your words of encouragement. Yes, Jesus is our preciuos HOPE!

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  5. So beautiful! Praying in agreement with this prayer, Linda!

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  6. Thank you for weaving hope by sharing God’s word. The coming of Immanuel among us and the hope that came with Him is a gift. Your prayer is beautiful. Blessings!

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  7. Yes, HOPE! I heard someone say the other day that the rhythm of the gospel is love, but I also think it is hope. Thank you for pointing us to the greatest hope we’ve been given!

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  8. Forever grateful for Immanuel and how He came to dwell among us. We have much to rejoice in, don’t we? Love your post, friend!

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  9. I love the beautiful scriptural weaving you have given us here pointing us to the center of where we need to be at this season as we remember when He came and look forward to when He will return again.

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  10. Gayl

    This is so good, Linda! Yes, He is our hope, and like you, I pray that many will come to know Him. Thank you for your words and your prayer! Blessings to you!

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  11. elizabethfstewart

    I’m so grateful, along with you, for the hope we have in Jesus!

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  12. Lori @ Frog's Lilypad

    This is beautiful, Linda. I’m so thankful for the HOPE I have because of Jesus. Thank you for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

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  13. Agreeing with you in prayer, sweet friend.

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  14. What a beautiful post Linda. You have lovingly woven hope and peace into a familiar Bible passage. This is exactly what we need in this season where too often we chase materialism instead of Christ.

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  15. colarnold

    This is beautiful, Linda. I am visiting from Thought Provoking Thursday and am so glad I came by. Your graphics really are lovely, too. Thanks for reminding us of the hope we have in Jesus. Amen!

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  16. Beautiful prayer!
    #HeartEncouragement
    Julie

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  17. Dear Linda,
    I have bookmarked this post, because I want to come back to it again & again throughout this month. You have packed it so full of messages of HOPE; words that I need to keep in the forefront of my thoughts. It is so easy to forget the Hope that Jesus has won for us, but He wants to renew Hope for us, through every changing Season. Thank you for these beautiful words, and for the lovely graphics as well. May HE bless you this Advent Season!

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    • Bless you. You have so encouraged my heart. I truly give all the glory to the Lord. Thank You, Jesus.

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  18. kathleen Burkinshaw

    Amen! Thank you Linda ❤

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  19. I lay here ready to go to sleep and your pray weaves peace and hope into my soul. Thank you.

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