Friday, November 26, 2010

Advent 1a - conclusion

Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 24:36-44
I wrote this week’s blogs last week in anticipation of our yearly pilgrimage to a week of camping on the gulf of Mexico at Mustang Island State Park, TX. My thanks to Pastor Kyle who has been posting them for me each day, probably from his iphone! (Note to self – thou shalt not covet.) Hopefully the sun and surf has been good and we’re packing up with fond memories of a week on the beach as this is being posted. The texts for Advent 1a are like last week was for me. I had a lot to prepare in order to get ready all the while anticipating the sun and surf and campfires and quality time with family and friends. Isaiah envisions preparing for such a day as has never been where peace will be the new normal and war forgotten. The psalmist praying for peace can’t wait to ascend the hill to Jerusalem and camp out in the Lord’s house. Paul exhorts the Roman Christians to take advantage of the day and live in the light of the Lord. And the promise from Jesus is that one day we will be surprised by the very thing we’ve been hoping and praying for all along. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

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