Sunday, 1 December 2019
What's in a name
What is in a name?
In the opening verse of Micah's prophecy he mentions that he comes from a town called Moresheth. For most of us this doesn't mean much, but I think it is profound in light of our own journey through Advent. Moresheth means 'Possession' in Hebrew and this reminds us that ultimately we belong to the Lord.
The reason for Micah's stern words in his prophecy is because people have turned away from God and so he calls them to repentance. It is interesting that we often see God's calling us to repent as an angry gesture, but what if we changed that perspective to one of Care. God's calls us back home because we are 'His' and God loves us. He doesn't want to see his 'pride and joy' living unfilled lives.
Micah 1:1 - "The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah..."
As you begin this season of Advent remember that the Lord loves you and we belong to him. He loves us more than anything.
Mark 9:41 - Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.
Living in Grace