Do you struggle with hating yourself or feeling lonely or hopeless? Here’s more good stuff from Isaiah’s prophecy about Jesus in chapter 9:

‘For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.’ (Isaiah 9v4)

God hates it when we carry things that weigh us down. What does God do about it? He sends Jesus who is the chief burden-bearer:

‘Are you weary and weighed down by something? Come to me and I will give you rest’ (Matthew 11v28-30).

Let the carols you sing this Christmas be freedom-songs. Whose burdens could you help carry by being a friend these holidays?

Read Isaiah 9 here: http://bit.ly/1wBm9I4