ADVENT READINGS!
WEEK 2: LOST & FOUND
We have a home. We have a way home.

Wednesday | December 11

Isaiah 40:1-5 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins. A voice cries: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

Think of a child lost in a crowd, and then think of the comfort that follows when she is found by her parent. Think of the overwhelming peace that settles in when you know that you were lost, but now you are found. This is what God is bringing the world. We are lost in our selfishness, lost in our depression, lost in our injustice, lost in our wars, lost in our wilderness of a world. We have gotten ourselves lost and it is nobody’s fault but ours. And yet - God will find us. And God will bring comfort. He will hold us like the Father that he is, and tell us that the war is over. That all has been forgiven, and that all will be made well. Spend a moment of silence, and try your best to envision yourself found and in his arms.

Morning Kneeling Prayer

Father, I pray that I would

enter this day as your Son

entered the world, full of love

and hope.

Amen.

Midday Kneeling Prayer

Jesus, I pray that I would be present in my work as you were present in this world, full of humility and service.

Amen.

Evening Kneeling Prayer

Holy Spirit, I pray that I would be at peace in my rest knowing that you came to bring peace to the world, and will one day bring rest to all things. Amen.

The Common Rule - Advent Edition! is a seasonal version of The Common Rule which provides a set of daily and seasonal practices for celebrating the King that has come and waiting for the King that will come again.
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