Advent: A Calendar of Devotions 2019

Advent: A Calendar of Devotions 2019

By: Teer Hardy

Monday, December 2, 2019

“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side —let Israel now say— if it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when our enemies attacked us,  then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; then over us would have gone the raging waters.  Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth.  We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped.  Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” ~Psalm 124

This first week of Advent, churches light the first candle symbolizing HOPE! Our hope in is nothing but the blood of Jesus!

Advent is an opportunity for us to reconnect with with God, to focus ourselves towards our spiritual relationship with Jesus and reminds us of the Incarnation, we see in flesh and blood that God has not and will not abandon us. We are reminded of God’s promises to all creation as we journey through this Advent season.

This week seek HOPE, look for HOPE, create HOPE, give HOPE and accept HOPE!

Prayer:

O God, you promised to never abandon Israel.  In this season of hope, remind us that our hope is in you and not in our own hands.  As we anticipate the hope that is to come in the manger, we remember the hope that you, O God, extend to us. ~Amen.

~Peace & Hope~

References:

Advent: A Calendar of Devotions 2019

By: Teer Hardy

Publisher: Abington Press

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