Morning Psalms: 90, 149
Evening Psalms: 80, 72
So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. We sent Timothy, who is our brother and God’s fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we are destined for them. -Thessalonians 3: 1-3
There is no doubt that at some point all of us been in situations, as Paul. We long for an accounting of someone or something that seems to be lost in separation. That kid off in college, a friend that hasn’t written in a while, a relative that hasn’t called as often, these are some of the things that confront us from time to time.
Thanks to God, we don’t have the extreme restrictions as Paul. We have the choice of taking matters into our own hands or, as Paul, seek information from other sources. Hopefully, as we deal with our individual periods of uncertainty, the good news outweighs the bad.
During this time of Advent, it is easy to become complacent in our thinking because we have been there many times before. This year however, let us look in new places for the meaning of what this time really means to us.
Dear God, help us to remember that we were warned of uncertainties and tribulations as we walked in your light. We walk by faith that you will never leave us or forsake us during these times. In thy Son’s name. Amen