Day 1: Revelation 1:1-8
Day 2: Revelation 1:9-12
Day 3: Revelation 7:13-17
Day 4: Psalm 34:1-10
Day 5: Psalm 34:11-22
Day 6: I John 3:1-3
Day 7: Matthew 5:1-12
It’s no secret that Advent is my favorite season of the church year. Which is strange because those of you who know me well know that I am anything but patient. Thankfully Lutherans love a good paradox. I don’t mind waiting in Advent. It’s a chance to reflect on all that God has done, is doing, and will yet do. It’s a chance to slow down and in our fast paced world, a chance to slow down is much needed.
Our readings for this week remind us that it is God, not man who is in control. We can rush into the Christmas season or we can slow down and ponder the year ahead. Personally, I think there’s wisdom in pondering what God has done for us and the year ahead instead of trying to perfect Christmas decorations and cookies.
This season let’s slow down and embrace the hopes of our faith; we believe that the God who has gone before us is with us.
O Wisdom of our God Most High,
guiding creation with power and love:
come to teach us the path of knowledge!