Posts with the category “advent-devotional”

Advent Devotional Day 5
by Sarah Turner on December 1st, 2022
Comfort, comfort my people!    says your God.Speak compassionately to Jerusalem,        and proclaim to her that her compulsory service has ended,    that her penalty has been paid,    that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins!A voice is crying out:“Clear the Lord’s way in the desert!    Make a level highway in the wilderness for our God!Every valley will be raised up,    ...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 4
by Sarah Turner on November 30th, 2022
Rejoice, Daughter Zion! Shout, Israel!        Rejoice and exult with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem.The Lord has removed your judgment;        he has turned away your enemy.The Lord, the king of Israel, is in your midst;        you will no longer fear evil.On that day, it will be said to Jerusalem:        Don’t fear, Zion.        Don’t let your hands fall.The Lord your God is in your midst—a w...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 3
by Sarah Turner on November 29th, 2022
"Lord, my heart isn’t proud;        my eyes aren’t conceited.    I don’t get involved with things too great or wonderful for me.No. But I have calmed and quieted myself    like a weaned child on its mother;    I’m like the weaned child that is with me.Israel, wait for the Lord—    from now until forever from now!"- Psalm 131Reflection:This time of year can easily become a time of noise. A time of ...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 2
by Sarah Turner on November 28th, 2022
The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God’s Son, happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah:Look, I am sending my messenger before you.He will prepare your way, a voice shouting in the wilderness:        “Prepare the way for the Lord;        make his paths straight.”John the Baptist was in the wilderness calling for people to be baptized to show that they were cha...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 1
by Sarah Turner on November 22nd, 2022
As you do all this, you know what time it is. The hour has already come for you to wake up from your sleep. Now our salvation is nearer than when we first had faith. The night is almost over, and the day is near. So let’s get rid of the actions that belong to the darkness and put on the weapons of light. Let’s behave appropriately as people who live in the day, not in partying and getting drunk, n...  Read More