Advent Daybook, 16: And they were all healed

My Advent daybook for these 24 days of waiting. Join me, won't you? (see previous Advent daybook 2016 posts here)

 credit: Azli Jamil ( source )

credit: Azli Jamil (source)

Poverty Carol (All Poor Men and Humble) by Adelaide Chamber Singers (lyrics here)

all readings for this day: Psalm 42; Isaiah 29:17-24; Acts 5:12-16

In that day the deaf shall hear
the words of a book,
and out of their gloom and darkness
the eyes of the blind shall see.
The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord,
and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.
Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
— Isaiah 29:18-19 & Acts 5:12-16

prayer for the day:

Lord our God, as the deer pants for refreshing water, so our souls long for you, O God. Our souls thirst for you, for the living God. We stand in your presence and pour out our hearts to you. We bring before you everything that is painful to us, all our suffering and needs. We also bring you all our hopes and the many proofs you have given us that our lives need not go to ruin but can be directed to greater things. May the light of your Spirit shine on us today and always. Amen.
— Evening Prayers: For Every Day of the Year by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt



Visit with an elderly person today, or offer to them on an errand.

(see all Advent daybook posts from 2015 here)