(Isaiah 11)

“On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him.”

Reflection:
Those who tend living things would understand the excitement created by the proclaiming of a new shoot sprouting from a stump—a sign of new life for sure!

Prayer:
Lord God, your ancient prophets of old fanned the flames of hope when they promised the coming of the Savior, the bud who will blossom from Jesse’s stump.