"Yea, O people in Zion who dwell at Jerusalem; you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when he hears it, he will answer you. And though the Lord give you bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk in it', when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left." (I underlined to emphasize) Isaiah is talking about Christ's coming.
"This word shall come from behind you, from someone who you do not see, but who sees you. Your eyes see your teachers; but this is a teacher out of sight, it is your own conscience, which shall now by the grace of God be awakened to do its work."
We cannot celebrate Christ on just this one day! We need to celebrate Christ every day. If we keep him in our heart and mind, he will be an everlasting presence, giving us comfort and solace. We need only ask for help from Him. Not like the people of Isaiah's time who looked to their neighbors for help one against another instead of looking UP^ for help.
"How gracious he will be when you cry for help, when you cry in your necessity, when that is most fervent. As soon as he hears, there needs no more; at the first word he will answer you and say, Here I am."
TWAS THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS...
©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart
Twas the Day after Christmas and all through the house,
The Spirit of Christmas still lingered for me and my spouse.
The peace of our Lord's birth still filled our hearts
Filling us up with love in our innermost parts.
Lord, let us keep the Spirit of your birth all year through
Whenever we're happy, whenever we are blue.
For You are with us through all of these things
And we treasure our faith in you and the warmth it brings.
You did not come today to be gone tomorrow.
You lived among us, died for us, rose for us.
You are here right now and will be
In ALL our tomorrows!
My Christian Heart to yours...