A couple of years ago, the Boston Red Sox won their first World Series in 87 years. It was funny listening to all the stories the next day on Sports Talk radio stations, as they had people from all around the country, telling of how long they, and their parents and grandparents had waited for that day. It didn’t matter if you were 95, like one caller, or 12, like another. The Red Sox fans had waited so long for that victory. It was overwhelming to them. One news report showed a cemetery, that had Red Sox t-shirts placed over about 1/3 of the headstones
Yet the Messiah coming was so much more, not just one century, since the occupations that Jeremiah and Isaiah witnessed, Israel had longed for its freedom; since Solomon’s sons split the kingdom they had waited for such a king; and the kingdom he would bring. Since the time of the judges, they had waited for someone who would bring justice to the people. Since Aaron, they had waited for the ultimate high priest, whose offering for the forgiveness of sins, would be acceptable, and never had to be repeated. Since the days of Moses, they waited for such a prophet, who would speak for mankind, and bring the new covenant.
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Contributed by Scott Bradford on Apr 13, 2005
The Hebrew writer wrestled with that question too: "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." (Hebrews 11:6). Recently I had telephoned my mother to tell her that I was going to be ...read more