Twentieth Day of Advent
“9You who bring good news to Zion,
go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good news to Jerusalem,c
lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid;
say to the towns of Judah,
“Here is your God!”
10See, the Sovereign Lordcomes with power,
and he rules with a mighty arm.
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him.
11He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.”
To attain knowledge of the grace of God in our lives, yet remain silent is impossible. This grace, so precious, can not be merely bottled up within ourselves. We must “lift up [our] voice with a shout”. Compartmentalizing environments where a individual’s faith is proclaimed not only destroys their walk with God, but defeats the purpose of the gospel. It’s God’s breath in our lungs, so we might glorify his righteousness to all. Yes, I did say all. Not just to those who are easy to love, but all. Pouring out declarations of God’s goodness bears joy. By testifying you share life. To know there’s a God who dearly loves and cares for all changes everything. Go and alter people’s preconceptions about our mighty Lord and savior.
Re: Verse reading – John 6:25-51