Advent: O Clavis

Wednesday December 20 O Clavis David (O Key of David) I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David; he shall open, and no one shall shut; he shall shut, and no one shall open. Isaiah 22:22 Jesus having ultimate and indisputable power is something which...

Advent: Deep Roots

Tuesday December 19 O Radix (O Root) A shoot shall come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. Isaiah 11:1 As a child I always liked the word “Radix” – although I doubt I had any clue what it meant. It reminded me of those first days of...

Advent: O Adonai

Monday 18th December O Adonai (O Lord) But with righteousness he shall judge the poor and decide with equity for the meek of the earth. Isaiah 11:4a There was a great cartoon which I saw not so long ago which had three men trying to look over a wall. They were...

Advent: Wisdom

Sunday 17th December O Sapientia (O Wisdom) The Spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the Spirit of Wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of the knowledge of the fear of the Lord. His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. Isaiah...

Advent: Restore

Saturday 16th December  Restore us again, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved. Psalm 80:3 The people of Israel had a roller coaster ride with staying in touch with their calling as God’s people. They saw the changes in their turbulent history as markers...