Advent Reflection -- December 11
Thus he has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors, and has remembered his holy covenant, the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham, to grant us that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Luke 1: 72-79
This is the continuing story reminding us of our Old Testament roots beginning with Abram and Sarai. And how do we prepare our own hearts, in our own times, to recognize what God has done? Today in Advent, how will we see the Advent of God’s grace? How will we interpret it in our homes, our workplaces? “Through days of preparation, thy grace has made us strong.”