A Simple Advent Reflection

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light WILL shine. Isaiah 9:2

     The journey to Christmas is about hope.

     Hope that God has not forgotten us,

     hope that we will see him show up in a real way.

But God had so much loving-kindness. He loved us with such a great love. Even when we were dead because of our sins, He made us alive by what Christ did for us. Ephesians 2:4,5

     The journey is also about love;

     God’s deep, purposeful love for all of his

     creation and everyone throughout history,

     but also right now – today – for you and me.

Be full of joy, O people of Zion! Call out in a loud voice, O people of Jerusalem! See, your King is coming to you. He is fair and good and has the power to save. Zechariah 9:9

     Joy. Not a word we use every day.

     Maybe that’s good since meeting the Child-King who

     will save us counts as a pretty big deal.

     Feel free to experience joy today.

For to us a Child will be born. To us a Son will be given. And the rule of the nations will be on His shoulders.

His name will be called Wonderful, Teacher, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

     The journey to Christmas is not complete until

     we allow Christ’s peace to invade our lives…

     our past, our present and our future lives.

     Where do you need this peace? And…who needs it from you?

He made all things. Nothing was made without Him making it.  Life began by Him. His Life was the Light for men.

The Light shines in the darkness. The darkness has never been able to put out the Light. John 1:3-5

The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes… John 1:14

 

     In these days of lights, music,

     and truly unnecessary calories and activities

     may we feel our “madeness” all the way to our bones.

     May we unveil the brilliant and intruding light of Christ

     and let it take our breath away.

 

scripture excerpts taken from:

New Life Version © Christian Literature International

The Message. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group

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One response to “A Simple Advent Reflection

  1. Reblogged this on Denise McKinney's Blog and commented:

    A repost of an advent reflection I wrote a few years ago. My heart for my own journey toward Christmas and for yours. – Denise

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