“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.” Isaiah 11:1.
One thing God kept laying before me this year was how we are shoots he has planted (Isaiah 61:20). And Jesus was called a shoot, too. He came to earth for the very promise of that verse. During Advent in particular, I get all goosebumpy as I think back on what he has done, and what he is yet doing in us - and all the promised fruit to come.