And so we begin the journey to Christmas.
Advent - a season of prayer and fasting.
A time of waiting.
Wait. - delay - holdup - pause - bide one's time
And so we wait.
We wait to celebrate His birth.
We wait for His re-birth.
How easy is it for you to wait?
Are you a patient person?
Or do you pace while waiting?
Or chew your fingernails?
Or have anxiety?
Me? I'm somewhere in the middle.
It depends on what I'm waiting for.
This Advent I'm feeling patient.
I'm longing for this walk to the manger and all it represents.
I'm excited to read the next day's scripture to see what it reveals.
This first week in Advent is teaching me about Hope.
It teaches me to put my trust and hope in a God who never fails me.
Today's reading is:
Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
Lord hear my voice.
Let Your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
If You, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
But with You there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve You.
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in His word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with Him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.
A reminder that this Advent I am following Sara Laughed's Advent Bible Journaling Study.
Today she suggested we listen to this song, "My soul Waits For the Lord."
It brought me right into the season of waiting. This young girl has an amazing voice.
1. A God who never fails
3. The Wait
In all my prayers for all of you,
I always pray with joy.