Thank you for sticking with me through this Advent season a we explore the theme “Immanuel – God With Us.”
Yesterday we saw that God walks by our side as we move through our days in a world that has rebelled against His ways. Sometimes we are tempted to give up hope. How can one individual, even with God at his side, ever respond to the needs of millions of refugees displaced from their homes? How can one person ever hope to prevent the horror of school shootings or stop the violence of terrorists?
Again the words of the Lord give us comfort:
“Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant;
do not be dismayed, Israel.
For I will bring you home again from distant lands,
and your children will return from their exile.
Israel will return to a life of peace and quiet,
and no one will terrorize them.
Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant,
for I am with you,” says the Lord. (Jer. 46:28)
Right now our world is full of strife, but the Lord promises that the terrorists will not win. One day stress will fade and we will experience peace and quiet as we sit at His feet. Why not take a few minutes right now to sit quietly in His presence before you hurry out the door to your day?