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ADVENT: DAY 1—29 November 2015

 

The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.  In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.  In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety.  And this is the name by which it will be called: “The LORD is our righteousness”—Jeremiah 33:14-16

 

The days are surely coming

When a promise will be fulfilled

A righteous Branch

The execution of justice 

And righteousness in the land

The LORD is our righteousness

 

The days are here

When promises ring empty

The branches broken

Executions in the Street

No justice and righteousness

In the land

O LORD, where is our righteousness?

 

The promise to the houses

Of Israel and Judah

In those days

Judah will be saved 

Jerusalem will live

In safety

This is the name it will be called

The LORD is our righteousness

 

The promise to the houses 

Was it just for two kingdoms?

In these days 

The kings are saved

The princes and priests live

Safety. Security. Stability.

These are the names we call

Instead of the LORD who is

Our righteousness

 

The LORD spoke:

You, gird up your loins;

stand up and tell them

everything that I command 

You.

Do not break down.

 

The LORD spoke:

The kings, the princes, the priests

Will fight against you

But they shall not prevail against you

For I am with you

 

After the LORD spoke

After Jeremiah spoke

After Mary spoke

 

No justice

No peace

Executions in the street

On branches planted

By kings, princes, priests

 

But 

Resurrection

The LORD is our righteousness

Posted November 29, 2015

 

Being planted in the rich soils of Zambia to inspire regrowth at home. “Other seed fell on good soil and bore fruit” -Matthew 13:8