Advent Devotional: Friday, December 19: O Root of Jesse

Read Luke 4:16-19. Though this story is of Jesus reading from Isaiah, the imagery is no less provocative. Here we have Jesus, just starting in his ministry, immediately after his baptism and temptation in the desert, essentially coopting these words from Isaiah to describe himself. So, you can see why some feathers might have been … Continue reading Advent Devotional: Friday, December 19: O Root of Jesse