Dave Middlebrook continues the series following Paula Gooder's book The Meaning is in the Waiting for the second Sunday in Advent. On this Sunday we reflect on the prophets and their message.
Prophecy speaks to the time when it was proclaimed, they speak to us today and to the future. Prophecy is to be lived through and experienced and the meaning is in the waiting for it to be fulfilled.
Isaiah's message to Ahaz, Joseph and us today is: 'Wait, wait, wait, God is with you.'
When we're stuck between a rock and a hard place the message of Immanuel, God with us, is wait.
The readings used in this service were:
- Isaiah 7:1-16
- Matthew 1:18-25