What is Our Greatest Need?

If our greatest need  

had been information,   

God would have sent us an educator.  

If our greatest need  

had been technology,  

God would have sent us a scientist.  

If our greatest need  

had been money,   

God would have sent us an economist.  

If our greatest need  

had been pleasure,  

God would have sent us an entertainer.  

But our greatest need   

was forgiveness,   

so God sent us a Saviour.  

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7.   

The people who walk in darkness 
    will see a great light. 
For those who live in a land of deep darkness, 
    a light will shine. 
You will enlarge the nation of Israel, 
    and its people will rejoice. 
They will rejoice before you 
    as people rejoice at the harvest 
    and like warriors dividing the plunder. 
For you will break the yoke of their slavery 
    and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders. 
You will break the oppressor’s rod, 
    just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian. 
The boots of the warrior 
    and the uniforms bloodstained by war 
will all be burned. 
    They will be fuel for the fire. 

For a child is born to us, 
    a son is given to us. 
The government will rest on his shoulders. 
    And he will be called: 
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, 
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
His government and its peace 
    will never end. 
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David 
    for all eternity. 
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies 
    will make this happen! 

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