His hand is stretched out still December 24, 2011Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity.
Tags: Christianity, Eastern Orthodoxy, Incarnation, Isaiah, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Logos, Nativity, The Son of God, The Word, Theotokos, Virgin Mary
Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed, as when at first He lightly esteemed the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward more heavily oppressed her, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, in Galilee of the Gentiles.
The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined. You have multiplied the nation And increased its joy; They rejoice before You According to the joy of harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For You have broken the yoke of his burden and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian. For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle, And garments rolled in blood, will be used for burning and fuel of fire. (more…)