Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Advent: Day Nine

I love this ornament representing a bunch of grapes. It symbolizes the Land of Canaan, the Promised Land of Blessings. One of my favorite Bible passages is Psalm 103: 1-5:

Bless the Lord, O my soul,and all that is within me,bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
(English Standard Version)

Dear Lord, let us never take for granted the blessings you have given us. You have given us a home, food, clothes. You have given us a greater blessing, however. Just as You led the children into a land of blessings, lead us into the new life You give in Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You for sending Him. Amen. (p. 42)

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