O Antiphon – 3

O ROOT OF JESSE, YOU STAND AS A SIGN FOR THE PEOPLES; BEFORE YOU KINGS WILL KEEP SILENT AND TO YOU ALL NATIONS SHALL HAVE RECOURSE. COME SAVE US AND DO NOT DELAY!

These words have an emergency about them. And especially today in these times do they resonate.  In pre-figurement, Isaiah 11 describes the One hoped for…the root of Jesse: “Who shall stand as a signal to the peoples.”  One we can put our hope in for deliverence and protection.  The Root of David is mentioned in the letter of Paul to the Romans.  Jesus, the root of Jesse in whom the Gentiles will put their hope.  And again in Revelation 5:5 ~ “There is no need to cry: the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David has triumphed…”  In this is our consolation and strength ~~ the “Reason for the Season!”

 

 

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