Advent Reflection: December 2
To you, Oh Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
do not let me be put to shame;
do not let my enemies exult over me.
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;
Let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation;
For you I wait all day long.
Psalm 25: 1-5
Once more the Psalmist, in the opening days of Advent, leads us in worship and deep into the presence of God. God receives us as we are, even though we are anxious about the things needing to be done and the people we need to remember. By God’s grace and by the patient love we find in others, we are taught God’s way and come to know God’s truth.