The Days are Coming

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Advent is the time to prepare for the coming of the Lord.  How can that be?  Didn’t the Blessed Virgin give birth to Jesus more than two thousand year ago?   Well, sure. However, every December we are invited to participate in that event anew, and for good reason. Each Christmas is an opportunity for us to have a personal experience of what it means that God loved us so much that he chose to be one of us in order to save us from ourselves.

Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD,
when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David;
As king he shall reign and govern wisely,
he shall do what is just and right in the land.
In his days Judah shall be saved,
Israel shall dwell in security.
This is the name they give him:
“The LORD our justice.”

Therefore, the days will come, says the LORD,
when they shall no longer say, “As the LORD lives,
who brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt”;
but rather, “As the LORD lives,
who brought the descendants of the house of Israel
up from the land of the north”–
and from all the lands to which I banished them;
they shall again live on their own land.

Will you open your heart to the Lord in a deeper way this year?  Can you help a family member or a friend find the peace and joy that only Jesus can give?

Christmas presents are great to get and give, but they are soon forgotten.  A personal relationship with Jesus is forever.

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6 Responses to The Days are Coming

  1. Lee Surkin says:

    Your actions will always be what the world sees, but people who choose to see through God’s eyes will always have the compassion to understand why.
    During this preparation for the coming of our Savior you need to be on the alert for symptoms of inner Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to this virus and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

    Some signs and symptoms of The Advent Virus:
    •A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
    •An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
    •A loss of interest in judging other people.
    •A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
    •A loss of interest in conflict.
    •A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)
    •Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
    •Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
    •Frequent attacks of smiling.
    •An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
    •An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

    • Mary Thomas says:

      I expose myself to these viruses as often as I can so as to catch them from others and to try and spread them as well.

  2. Jeff Kline says:

    A couple more suggestions:
    Frequent bouts of gratitude for the Gift we’ve been given.
    A growing detachment from this world and longing for our true home.

  3. Mary Thomas says:

    While this is not our true home we need to take advantage of our time here to make it the best home that we can and to bring others along for the ride. All aboard the heaven on earth train, chug a chug a, choo choo.

  4. Nancy Novicki says:

    Advent is a time for bringing joy to others. Nothing lifts my spirit
    like doing something for someone in need and seeing the smile it
    brings or the happiness given to a grateful heart!

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