Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Branch (Isaiah 11:1-5)

Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato - The Sleep of the Infant Jesus

From the stump life will flourish,
Jesse's lineage,
a root
planted in deep,
fertile soil.
A branch will bear fruit
to feed the multitudes
with wisdom,
and understanding
of their God.

The descendant
will stand in the midst
of His people
and heal all their iniquities.
He will judge not by sight,
nor by the sound
of rumor.
He will embrace the poor
and the meek,
robe Himself in righteousness
for their sake.

The Spirit of the Lord
is upon Him.
He is filled with wisdom and understanding.
He overflows with counsel and might.
He is all knowledge,
never taught,
never learned
for the Spirit has always been
within.


copyright 2016 - Donald P James Jr 


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