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Mid Week Thoughts for Sunday November 30th, 2014
This Sunday is the First Sunday of the Season of Advent, which leads us up to Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin word for “Coming” – so in the season of Advent we wait for the coming of God Incarnate (in the flesh). I believe that our “waiting” must include “preparing”. So this Sunday we begin our preparations to receive Emmanuel. These preparations will include our hearts and our house (sanctuary). Come celebrate and prepare with us.
40 Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.
3 A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. 5 Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.’
6 A voice says, ‘Cry out!’ And I said, ‘What shall I cry?’ All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. 7 The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. 8 The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand for ever. 9 Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings;* lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, Here is your God!’ 10 See, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. 11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.
What part of you needs the most preparation to fully receive the gift of God on Christmas? How do you plan to work on that?
See you Sunday,
Have a thought, comment or answer to the above questions? Feel free to let Pastor Tedd know at: email@example.com. He will be sure to reply.