Advent e-votions, day 12


Isaiah 12.2-6

You will say in that day: I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, and you comforted me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
And you will say in that day: Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known his deeds among the nations; proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be known in all the earth. Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

This Bible verse reminds me of Advent. This is because Isaiah talks about hope and giving thanks for God giving us what he did. Every time we do something, we should think that we would not be able to do that without God. We also should hope, especially during Christmas when we hope for Jesus. This verse made me think of Advent and Christmas because everything feels right. For me in this time, I am with family and we always give thanks, and I believe that everyone, some how, thinks of hope. Isaiah tells us to “sing praises to the lord” and I think Christmas time is the best time because everyone is merry. We should hope and give thanks to the lord. In the season of Advent, the world seems happier and it is the best time to perform the deeds that Isaiah writes in this section of the Bible.

Dear God, help me to give thanks and to be full of hope. Thank you for family and friends and for helping me. I will praise you! Amen.

–may the Spirit move through the words of Alex Sowa


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