December 10, 2017. "Hope for the Hurting." Isaiah 40: 1-11.
What is your favorite Christmas music? Isaiah 40 is the inspiration of much Advent and Christmas music. But Isaiah 40 was originally written to a people who did not feel like singing. In our day, depression has been called the common cold of mental illness. Signs of depression can be seen everywhere. Advent is a season of hope, joy, and merrymaking. Yet for many, the holiday season is the most depressing season of the year. Isaiah 40 has a message of hope for depressed people. God is Lord of all. Show genuine care for the depressed. Share the hope God has for depressed people.