Rev. Brian Johnson
Scripture: Zepheniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Matthew 1:18-257-20
Today’s Old Testament passages are songs of praise to God. These prophets expected a savior to come to set their people free. In Jesus, God gives us that – and more. In Jesus, God becomes one of us, and takes up residence in this world as our brother, a fellow member of the human race. Isaiah and Zepheniah remind us that God’s presence is a gift of joy with the power to renew us in face of the world’s drudgery.