When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali– to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
“Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles—
the people living in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.”
After the temptation in the desert, the angels came and attended Jesus…and he began to preach. It was his duty, his purpose, because of his unfailing love.
This is why he came…
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
The reading of Matthew chapter 4 took me to Isaiah 9 and the prophesy of the child born to us.
“And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
The Prince of Peace waits to rescue those without hope. He is eager to save all those he loves. From beggar, tax collector, fisherman, from McDonald’s worker to the rich, and anywhere in between. Look for the Prince of all Peace this blessed season.
May you have a blessed Christmas and may your New Year bring peace from the great Prince of Peace. Thank you always for taking time to come by and hear my heart.