"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.”
He will stand and shepherd his flock
in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they will live securely, for then his greatness
will reach to the ends of the earth."
Lord, the source of life and blessing!
Praise You, Lord, for gathering the weak and allowing them to be the blessing and salvation of this world.
Although we are broken apart and persecuted in different parts in this world, we believe that You are the one on whom we can rely eternally. We trust that Your power is within us when we rely on You. Help us to overcome difficult moments and maintain holiness within You.
We want to be spiritually strong and fight against evil. We pray in the name of Jesus, who came as a human being and showed his eternal glory. Amen.
Reverend Dae Jun Kim is the senior pastor at LA Vision Church.