Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Fulfilled Expectations

Dear Saints, it is wonderful to be in the Advent Season, once again longing for Christmas, longing for presents, longing for good food, longing for fellowship and family and festivities. This sort of longing of expectation is planted deep within us. It is the feeling of hope. We hope for a great and glorious day when our expectations will be fulfilled. Although we can learn contentment in our expectations, our expectations are often not quite fulfilled. They fall short and we find our unguarded hearts dissatisfied. And so we turn to the next hope, the next expectation.
         We can improve upon our disappointments with gratitude. Be thankful for what you do have instead of disappointed for what you don’t.

         During Advent we rekindle the expectation of the Messiah. This is good but we do not have to hope for that which we already possess. Jesus has come. The Messiah has conquered the world, the flesh and the devil. He has saved His people from their sins and His light has risen on the nations. The Lord Jesus is victorious and His glory fills the whole Earth, over which He reigns until all His enemies are subdued beneath His feet. May His light shine brighter and brighter until a full day.

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