O come let us adore Him
Week 1 reading plan: Isaiah 40, Hebrews 6:13-19, 8:10
Advent = arrival.
Traditionally a season counting down the four Sunday's prior to Christmas honouring Christs arrival to earth.And as the year beckons to a close I wonder what you sister might be waiting for. Intimately. Personally. Where are you needing hope rekindled this season? Lets draw our hope - not from what is fleeting - but from true hope eternal. Found in one name, JESUS. Who chose to come down from Heaven and walk amongst us. And pay the ultimate-price to restore us in an eternal covenant of perfect-love.
Isaiah 40 speaks so beautifully to hope rekindled and covenant love eternal:
“Comfort, comfort My people,” says your God. “With gentle words, tender and kind, Assure Jerusalem, this chosen city from long ago, that her battles are over. The terror, the bloodshed, the horror of My punishing work is done. This place has paid for its guilt; iniquity is pardoned; its term of incarceration is complete. It has endured double the punishment it was due.”
A voice is wailing, “In the wilderness, get it ready! Prepare the way; make it a straight shot. The Eternal would have it so. Straighten the way in the wandering desert to make the crooked road wide and straight for our God. Where there are steep valleys, treacherous descents, raise the highway; lift it up; bring down the dizzying heights. Fill in the potholes and gullies, the rough places. Iron out the shoulders flat and wide. The Lord will be, really be, among us. The radiant glory of the Lord will be revealed. All flesh together will take it in. Believe it. None other than God, the Eternal, has spoken.”