Sunday, December 19, 2010
O Root of Jesse
O Flower of Jesse's Stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you.
Jesse was the father of David who became Israel's greatest king. Jesus was born in David's royal line and flowered as the fulfillment of the hopes of his people.
We are all influenced by our ancestors' history. Let us look to our own, each a gift of God, and thank for our own roots. Christmas is a time to thank God for His many gifts beginning with family.