Pray and Practice Advent
Waiting and Willing
November 30 First Sunday in Advent
ISAIAH 63:16 to 64:7; 1CORINTHIANS 1:3-9; MARK 13:33-37
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Communion through Communication
Advent makes us conscious of waiting. What are we waiting for?
Don’t you vibrate with Isaiah’s plea: O that you would tear open the heavens and come down!” What would you want God to do for you if he did?
Paul says God comes to “call us into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus.” To unite us in mind and heart with himself and others. For this he “enriches us in speech and knowledge.”
We enter into fellowship through communication. Through “word and Spirit” God communicates to us “what no one has heard, no ear has perceived.” Through speech we communicate to each other the knowledge God communicates to us. This is the way we keep each other “awake,” so that we will listen together for the voice of God and recognize it when he communicates with us.
During Advent the Church invites us to focus on knowing God. Do you want to turn to him? See his face? If so… what are you waiting for?
Pray (all day today): “Lord, make us turn to you. Let us see your face and we shall be saved.”
Practice: Read something in Scripture each day and share with someone else the knowledge you receive.