The First Monday of Advent

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This is the third day of this Advent Season and I have been reflecting on the message our pastor brought to us in the worship service yesterday. She read these passages from the Book of Habakkuk, 1:1-4; 2:2-4; 3:17-19.

The first candle on the Advent wreath represents Christ our HOPE and as the pastor read the words of the prophet we were reminded of others who have struggled throughout history and yet kept their faith.

The prophet cries out.

The prophet waits.

The prophet hopes.

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places. (Habakkuk 3:17-19)

To make it more personal – if the summer is dry and the fall is wet and my garden does not produce as it should; if the roof leaks and the cellar floods; if my body seems to be failing me . . . I will trust in the LORD!

The answer may not come

when we want

how we want

the way we want

but we must remember

God always answers

Pastor challenged us to

have faith in the faithfulness of God

and to share this vision of hope

Jesus Christ

Be a light in someone’s darkness this day.

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