All Earth is Hopeful - December 2nd
But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
This passage is so full of energy! Energy springing from our “hope in the Lord”. It’s that time of year when we anticipate the wondrous gift of God’s Son. Into our world He comes. A world that needs “renewed strength”, that needs to know it’s possible to “soar” like an eagle, and that “being weary” doesn’t have to be our state of being.
As I read these promises granted by our “hope in the Lord,” I can’t help but look at the state of the world. The pandemic giving us a reduced lifestyle (making it a challenge to worship), political turmoil, trying to move forward in a positive loving way. And now trying to work out how to celebrate the coming of Jesus in the midst of this.
My prayer is that we hold our “hope in the Lord” close. That we rely on that hope to give us the “renewed strength”/energy, to celebrate during this Advent season. To have our lives song be “Joy to the World”. Peace be with you!