Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Advent Day 9

When I think of Advent, I think of a big wooden door -- like maybe one found on a cathedral, or a monastery, or maybe just an old ancient inn. I imagine Jesus on the other side of it ... knocking.My heart beats faster. I imagine a key turning the lock ... I hear the lock release ... then I see the knob beginning to turn, and I know that it is the hand of my Lord turning it from the other side. I realize I'm about to come face to face with Him. Can you feel the excitement of it? Can you sense the anticipation? That's what Advent season is all about!

Karen, thanks for sharing those scriptures on angels with us in your comment. Many years ago I studied up on angels, including reading Billy Graham's book on the topic. It was then I decided to avoid buying things with the cute little cherub type angels - I like the warriors.

Luke 2:10-12 (NLT)
...but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

Isaiah 40:10-11 (NLT)
Yes, the Sovereign Lord is coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes. He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.


  1. I love how the Lord is described as powerful and yet gentle.
    Thanks so much for this Rachel. I was clueless on "Advent".

  2. Advent readings should be your "annual" December posting Rachel. So many people just assume since someone is a Christian we "know it all"...I had never been taught about Advent until coming here, so thank you thank you thank you! :)


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