Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 17)

I forgot to post yesterday (the text we read was John 3:1-21).  It was a busy day, I never got on the computer.  Today's verse comes from the Psalms and it was one I needed to hear. Day 17 – God has done Great Things for us - Psalm 118:19-29 19 Open for me the gates…

Joining the Advent Conspiracy and Refocusing on What Matters

I've been posting scriptures with brief reflection related to the advent season, the time we look ahead to the coming of Christ.  You can read about why I am doing this here.  Today's scripture is one of my favorites, from Isaiah 55: 55 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters and you who have…

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Days 7 and 8)

I offer two hopeful passages today, written centuries before the birth of Christ.  Both look forward to a future day when God will act in some mighty and awesome ways. Day 7 – Peace in the New Creation - Isaiah 11 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a…

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 5)

Day 5- John's Birth Foretold - Luke 1:5-25 5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and…

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 3)

December 3 – Love God, Love Neighbor – Mark 12:28-34 28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God,…