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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Inspired by . . .  the coming

The deeper the darkness, the smaller the light that will penetrate it.

Light conquers darkness.

Every. Time.

The prophecy uttered by Zechariah in the first chapter of Luke is just that; a small light in a very dark place.
"to shine on those who live in darkness, under the shadow of death"
The Israelites had been waiting a very long time for a Savior. God had just revealed through Zechariah that his son, John, was to be the forerunner of the Messiah.

Finally, a glimmer of hope!

That Hope came, as we know. Not as the conquering king they expected but the True Savior of the world.

Dying to life, He set us free from sin and death and returned to the right hand of the Father.

So, once again we wait. No longer under the shadow of death, yet still in darkness. We await His return in full. In Glory, to finally enter in to the victory He has already won. For us.

And although in reality our lives are suspended in this time of waiting, each year at this time we focus our spirit in on what it really means to wait for Him.

For waiting is faith. And faith is found in the waiting.

So the point of the Advent season is to re-focus our heart and mind to why and to Whom we wait. To allow the dark, cold, barrenness of winter, that is all too often alive within our souls, to drive us to the only One who can transform us unto eternal life.

So Advent prepares us to accept the gift of Jesus now: salvation, and reminds us to continue in the hope set before us: eternal life, for the Author of our faith is coming soon.

Marana tha! Come, Lord!

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