Sixth Day of Advent

Praise the LORD.

Praise the LORD, O my soul.

I will praise the LORD all my life;

I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.

When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;

 on that very day their plans come to nothing.

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,

whose hope is in the LORD his God,

the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them – the LORD,

who remains faithful forever.

He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.

The LORD sets the prisoners free,

the LORD gives sight to the blind,

the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down,

the LORD loves the righteous.

The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow,

 but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.

The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations.

Praise the LORD.

Psalm 146


Because of technology today’s generation expects “instant” everything.

We have instant access to information on our computers. The access is always available wherever we go through our cell phones. Even our refrigerators come equipped with computers.

Speed is not always a good thing. (In my opinion soup made in an Insta-pot does not taste the same as soup that has simmered on the woodstove all day.)

With a twenty-four hour news cycle we are bombarded with news of every tragedy as soon as it happens and it remains on a continuous loop until another story pushes aside.

O LORD, we are an impatient people, and we become more so each passing day.

LORD, teach us to wait upon You.

Your timing is perfect.

My cry is often – “Fix this situation, NOW.” – but I know that Your way is the best way.

Your time is the right time.

LORD, I hurt for this world we live in.

My heart aches for the people who are suffering.

They do not realize that You are all that they need.

Blessed are those whose hope is in the LORD their God!

I thank You and I praise You, O God,

for I know that You are at work always

and what to me seems chaos

makes perfect sense to You.


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