Isaiah wrote an amazing prophecy about Jesus in chapter 9 of his book. Here’s the next bit:

‘You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder’ (Isaiah 9v3)

‘Enlarging the nation’ was what God promised Abraham centuries before – and by Isaiah’s time God had done that. Seeing God at work keeping his promises can bring great joy and real hope.

Sending Jesus to us the first time – and the second – is God’s great promise to us. Jesus is God’s great ‘YES!’ to us.

Let each carol you sing and present you give this Christmas be a sign and reminder that God keeps his promise, God is trustworthy and God is FOR us.

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