Advent Devotional: Second Week of Advent: Monday, December 10


“I Am Peace” by Andrew Weatherly

The lavish love of God

… who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing … — Ephesians 1:3

Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed … — Luke 1:48

In her Song of Praise, Mary recognized — and treasured — her blessedness.

Do you also treasure the blessings God has lavished upon you through Christ? If we gauge our self-worth by the measures of this world — position, title, wealth or influence — we may find ourselves lacking.

If we embrace the love of God that lifts us up on eagles’ wings, however, we gradually realize the truth of Paul’s words to the Ephesians. We have every spiritual gift we need. As the famous hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” says, “Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!” — KVT

How can you learn to more fully count our blessings this Advent season — and in all seasons?

O God, thank you for choosing all of us to receive your abundance. Amen.