The season of Advent is also a season of hope. We are waiting in hope that the intervention of the Messiah in our human experience will bring about the reign of justice and true peace to our restless hearts.
Such thoughts are quite consoling. Especially in these times of great atrocities, injustices and perversion of justice which affects persons, families, groups, and nations of the world. A situation which has brought about untold hardships to both individual persons and groups. However there is hope. For life does not end here on earth and every given individual will be made to account for his/her time on earth, and with consequences (Psalm 71(72):1-2).
Then shall the cries of the oppressed be addressed conclusively (Psalm 84:8), and the yearnings of anguished hearts fulfilled (Psalm 71(72):1-2,7-8,12-13,17). And there will be no possibility of wangling ones way out of the consequences of our conduct, for “He does not judge by appearances, he gives no verdict on hearsay, but judges the wretched with integrity, and with equity gives a verdict for the poor of the land.” (Isaiah 11:1-10).
When that day comes, may we not be counted among “the learned and clever” in this world, but who are not in the ways of God (Luke 10:21). Amen!
Scripture Passages For Today: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 71(72):1-2,7-8,12-13,17; Psalm 84:8; Luke 10:21-24
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