Monday, December 4, 2017

Advent Day 2

Today's word is wait.

"And it will be said in that day,
“Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us.
This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”
Isaiah 25:9

"All of Advent reminds us that God is making us ready. The waiting, the hoping - it all points us to the miracle unfolding, the grace of God comes into our barrenness and fills the space with Himself."
Kris Camealy, Come, Lord Jesus

"Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, “Advent creates people. New people.”The newness we experience in Advent only comes because of the steadfast love of God. Because He loves us, God gives us this time, a season of waiting, which isn’t passive at all. As we anticipate and prepare for Jesus’ arrival, our hearts can’t help but be transformed–we become new people, in the fullness of Jesus’ presence. This is what God’s steadfast love looks like in action." ~Kris Camealy, Come, Lord Jesus

        "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."
Psalm 130:5-8

The Advent Words 2017 prompt and Scripture reading calendar can be found in this post or in the Facebook group.

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