Advent Thought for Sunday 6th December

Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.

When his time of service was completed, he returned home. After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favour and taken away my disgrace among the people.”

Luke 1: 20 – 25

Have you ever seen something so amazing that you are lost for words? Maybe it was something that took your breath away, or someone or something that you never thought you would see. There was one time that I wanted to go watch the sunrise from a mountain, maybe better termed a hill. I hiked up, in the cold and dark, and sat and watched the clouds roll by, and the sun start to come up. It was amazing to be in the clouds and see the start of a new day.

 

Zechariah has seen a vision, and is lost for words. Elizabeth then has something that she never thought possible happen. A miracle has occurred, and she doesn’t know how to capture in words at that point how to talk about the amazing favour she has been shown by God.

 

When we see the grace, favour, and beauty of God in this world, we too can be lost for words. We can be amazed at the gifts God has bestowed upon us. The important thing that we need to do is to take time to stop and appreciate what we have been given. We will be celebrating the birth of Christ, and the gift we receive through God. Let us take time to notice and give thanks for Christ, and the amazing blessing he is for this world.

 

Prayer: Loving God, we give you thanks that you continue to show us the beauty of this world. Help us to be amazed at the amazing wonders that are all around us. Help us to continue to take time to notice them and give thanks for them. Amen

 

Action: Take time to notice the beauty around you, and allow yourself to be lost for words with something beautiful.

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