"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

12.13.2010

Third Monday of Advent




Advent Reading

Psalm 25:3-8; Numbers 24:1-17; Matthew 21:23-27

Jesus
Second person of the Trinity
Jesus
God

Jesus
Incarnation
God becoming as small as we are

Why?

For Us

"The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior, he will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love; he will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals.
Zephaniah 3:17

"He will rejoice over you with gladness. On the day of new beginnings God rejoices over his people, renewing us by his love. A remarkable concept to meditate on is that believers, children of God, can bring delight to the heart of God; that our lives can bring pleasure (as well as pain) to the God who created us, who loves us, and who in his mercy and commitment to us brings us back into right relationship with himself." 
(taken from The Life with God Bible, New Revised Standard Version) 

Why?

To bring us back into relationship with himself.

Henri Nouwen says, "The one who created us is waiting for our response to the love that gave us our being. God not only says, "You are my beloved".  God also asks" "Do you love me?" and offers us countless chances to say "Yes." 

LORD, thank you, thank you, thank you! 







5 comments:

jgr said...

Another beautiful post, and your artwork is AWESOME!! Yes, it is COLD, the wind is howling! I hope you have snuggLE wear.

Bren said...

love your singing cross Mar and appreciate the thoughts expressed in this post

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Beautiful piece of art Mary and lovely message!

Valerie said...

Mary, I love your image! And I just wrote down Zephaniah 3:17 yesterday. Thank you for the message!!!

Just Be Real said...

Appreciate you sharing this post Mary, thank you.