A Branch


The frosted ferns for sale in the store looked interesting.

I had not seen this type of plant before.

Displayed as a plant for Christmas time, the tips of the fronds gave a hint of snow.

Christmas is the time when we remember that Jesus came to Earth as a baby.

His coming was not a surprise.

It was a prophecy fulfilled.


A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
    from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and of might,
    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord
 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.

—Isaiah 11:1-3



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