Advent Psalms – Friday of Week Three

May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us,
that your way may be known upon earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.
The earth has yielded its increase;
God, our God, has blessed us.
May God continue to bless us;
let all the ends of the earth revere him.

Psalm 67

Tomorrow we begin the countdown to Christmas Day, no it didn’t actually begin on Advent Sunday or the 1st of December when you opened the first door on your Advent calendar it begins tomorrow.  Today’s psalm however brings me back to the beginning, the beginning of Advent and the beginning of God’s promise.  This psalm has always reminded me of the promise to Abraham and so today I will be thinking of the past, of all those whose faith has inspired and encouraged me, those whose faith has dragged me along during times when I felt like throwing in the towel.  In particular I will be remembering my father a man of great faith, we didn’t always see eye to eye, above all things by his example he taught me that wrestling with God, as Jacob did, should be part of our Christian journey, for now we only know in part.  Learning the difference between what we know and what we think we know of God’s will, like Abraham, like Jacob, like all of the matriarchs and patriarchs did, discovering afresh that God’s promise of remarkable, mind blowing things beyond our comprehension can and will indeed happen.

This is a link to the original post, should you be trying to decipher all the symbols.

Introducing the Patriarchs and Matriarchs


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