Hello there, friend. I'm so glad to have you visiting today. With warmer temperatures and whipping wind this weekend, I watched as many of the beautiful leaves from our tree were blown away for the season. This is what happens right before winter comes. It seems as though they just changed color and now they are almost all gone. Based on past experience, I can hope with assurance that the tree will bud again in the spring, it will flower and then be the lush green we expect in the summertime. Another few months will pass and we'll get a hard freeze which will send the leaves into their splendor of fall colors. The cycle continues.
Even more reliable than the patterns of the life cycle of the trees is the One who created them all. Based on the truth of His Word and my experiences with His faithfulness in my own life, I have a hope that stands firm when the winds of adversity blow. Our God is faithful and just, and He fills our hearts with hope, joy and peace! If you've never experienced the hope that can only come from knowing Jesus, I pray that this is the year you'll unwrap His Gift of Salvation.
May your heart be blessed by God's Word as you start this first week of the Advent season.
Need some direction for reading Advent passages in the Bible this week? Here are a few I plan on reading with my family:
Isaiah 11:1-10; Isaiah 7:10-14; 9:6-7; Isaiah 11:1-5; Jeremiah 33:14-16;