From the Pastor's iPad
From the Advent Meditations of Discipleship Ministries…
Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-16 (NRSV)
"The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. "In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. "In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. "And this is the name by which it will be called: 'The Lord is our righteousness."
The Season of Advent is an invitation to meditate on the promises of God. Here is what the prophet Jeremiah sees:
. . . a righteous leader will spring up
. . . one who will carry out justice and righteousness
. . . one who brings salvation and safety for the people
How then do we live as those who believe that the promises of God will be fulfilled?
. . . as those who lift up their souls to God?
. . . as those who walk a path of love and faithfulness? . . . as those who work for justice and righteousness?
. . . as those who live in the light of hope?
If we are alert to the promise of the Lord and live in the light of hope, we will be truly blessed as Christ comes again into our lives.
Have a hopeful Advent Season!