Ezekiel 34; Jeremiah 23: 1-8, Luke 15:3-7. It was proving to be a long wait for the promised Messiah? Were they going to be a Conquering King or a Shepherd when they finally came?
The narrative of the whole Bible is woven with the story of the expected Messiah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dEh25pduQ8
As we approach again the celebration of Jesus’ birth, it is a good time to explore the expectation through the eyes of the Jewish people, who were the first to be expectant and who waited a long time for the big reveal.
We too can remember to be expectant, and not ambivalent, as we await our Christmas celebrations.
Ps 72; Ps 110; Isaiah 11. From Judah onwards the expectation is for a coming victorious King.