Advent Devotion – December 16, 2010

Scripture – Psalm 126

2010 Advent Devotion for web Reading Psalm 126 in the season of Advent helps us remember that life moves in cycles. There are seasons of happiness and seasons of sorrow, and throughout both of those times people cry out for God to be with them. This psalm makes me think of the rhythms of life and reminds me that the good times in life are to be enjoyed and treasured, for their nature is transient. The memory of past joy can carry us through great sadness. The experiences of both joy and sadness in our own lives give us the empathy and ability to help others during their times of grief and loss. When you see others weeping and struggling, remembering the words of Psalm 126 can help you to pray, to comfort, and to act in ways that bring peace and joy to the world.
Who in your life needs comfort and support in this season?

Spirit, remind us to be present in this time and place, while holding memories of your grace in our hearts. Help us to be joyful as we do your work in the world. Enable us to be open and caring toward others and to work for peace in our lives, community, and world. Amen.

Molly Williams, program assistant, office of the Preparation for Ministry/Exams, office of Vocation, a shared ministry of General Assembly Mission Council and the Office of the General Assembly, PC(USA), Louisville, Kentucky

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