“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Isaiah 7:14

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TODAY’S WORD…

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The Lord Himself will give you a sign.

Look, the virgin is with child and shall bear a son,

and shall name Him Immanuel.

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– Isaiah 7:14 (NRSV)

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REFLECTION…

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The virgin mother, the child, and His name, "Immanuel"

– what a wonderful sign of peace and salvation!

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The name "Immanuel" is a prophetic indication

of the revelation that the child’s birth implies

– the name conveys the joyful news that Jesus is truly "God with us".

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QUOTE…

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“Learn from the prophet himself

how all this could come to pass.

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Does it, perhaps, follow the laws of nature?

Absolutely not, replies the prophet:

“Look, the virgin…” What a miracle!

A virgin will become a mother and remain a virgin! […]

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It is fitting

that He who enters into human life to save all mankind […]

should be born of a woman of perfect integrity

who has given herself wholly to Him"

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– St Gregory of Nyssa

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Holy Spirit, fill me with glorious expectation

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