Sunday, December 18, 2016

Advent Day 18

"In our waiting, we doubt. We forget God’s recorded faithfulness and distrust settles over our hearts. It’s proof that we’re always wanting, a sign that God is for us, that He is present, moving, and not as silent as He seems to be. When the angel appeared to the shepherds in the field, he told them outright, that “this would be a sign” for them. What’s the sign? The sudden appearance of an angel would be a sufficient sign for any of us that something important was happening, but the angel isn’t the sign, the
angel is only the messenger bringing news of the sign. 

And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger (Luke 2:12).

This is the good news the whole world has been waiting for. Since the 400 years of God’s seeming silence at the close of the Old Testament, people everywhere have been waiting for a sign, some bold, unmistakable clue that God has not completely abandoned and rejected them in finality. Of all the signs God could have sent, He selects His very own Son to be the sign of great joy, for all people. The sign and proof of His relentless love.

Jesus, the eternal, living sign of God’s immaculate love for us. Jesus, good news of great joy for all
~Kris Camealy, p88 & 89

Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting by Kris Camealy. Available at Amazon.
Come, Lord Jesus Advent Book Club at Creative and Free.
Visit my church's website where we are offering a weekly Advent theme devotion and resources on our blog: Grace Church 

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