At our Community meeting a few weeks ago a few people mentioned that they appreciated take home questions to ponder. Here are the questions asked yesterday in the message. Following the questions is today’s Advent Scripture Reading. May God bless you and encourage you as we walk the path to Christmas!
What if we pause to think about the plan of God for setting the world right?
What if we pause to think about salvation in the way Isaiah paints it in the passage we read: Salvation that not only promises me heaven over hell, but a salvation that sets the world spinning back in the direction God has always intended it to go.
What if when we’re on our way to the first of a hundred Christmas parties we take a breath and think about the fact that when Jesus stepped into our time and space He was taking the first step towards the cross…Towards resurrection
What if we joined that stream of people from all nations and walked the road to Christmas embracing the rumble beneath our feet? The rumble of God’s unbreakable promise. That the salvation Christ offers is a salvation that actually changes things. Actually changes us.
What if, when we heard Jesus beckon us to come, we actually did?
A psalm of Solomon.
1 Give your love of justice to the king, O God,
and righteousness to the king’s son.
2 Help him judge your people in the right way;
let the poor always be treated fairly.
3 May the mountains yield prosperity for all,
and may the hills be fruitful.
4 Help him to defend the poor,
to rescue the children of the needy,
and to crush their oppressors.
5 May they fear you[a] as long as the sun shines,
as long as the moon remains in the sky.
6 May the king’s rule be refreshing like spring rain on freshly cut grass,
like the showers that water the earth.
7 May all the godly flourish during his reign.
May there be abundant prosperity until the moon is no more.
18 Praise the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does such wonderful things.
19 Praise his glorious name forever!
Let the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and amen!