(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.”

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!

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.