Advent Reflection -- December 3
To you, O 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.
Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!
Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.
Psalm 25: 1-10
The Psalms help us to build our faith, sometimes inviting us to sing about it as we move through the Advent days. The Psalm above may not be familiar to you, but follow the words and think about its message to us, to you. The Psalm speaks to our lives, to our needs, to what lies ahead—God’s great gift to a world in want.
Perhaps the Psalm contains a phrase or words that have special meaning for you today?