My Advent daybook for these 24 days of waiting. Join me, won't you? (see previous Advent daybook 2017 posts here)
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all readings for today: Zechariah 3:1–10, Psalm 119:49-72, Revelation 4:1–8, Matthew 24:45–51
prayer for today:
Advent has historically been considered a "little Lent", a season of time set aside to consider the places our lives have become disconnected from God and others. In the New Testament, James, the brother of Jesus, encourages us to "confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed." As we get ready to enter into the full-fledged celebration of Christmas, set aside some time to check in with a trusted friend who can listen and offer the words of assurance that John, the friend of Jesus, reminds us: "when we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Thanks be to God for this gracious, life-giving invitation!
(see all Advent daybook posts from 2016 here)