We aren't always very good at waiting, and there can be great value lost in skipping ahead impatiently. In a humorous example, Pastor Cara Scriven shares how her younger brother learned this important lesson one Christmas morning.
As we look at today's scripture (Isaiah 42:1-9), which is often understood to be speaking prophetically of Jesus, Cara encourages us to wait with the text before jumping to that conclusion. What did it mean to those who originally heard it? What else could it mean for us today?