Fourth Wednesday in Advent

Now is the time to prepare for the Coming of the Messiah this Advent Season.  Meet us here each day of Advent where we will be posting a blog written by members of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem,  representing an intergenerational sampling of contributors as they reflect on the scripture selections from the Daily Lectionary Advent readings from the Book of Common Worship. If you would like to download a copy of the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem Advent Devotional, CLICK HERE.

LECTIONARY READING: Jeremiah 31:10–14; Galatians 3:15–22; Luke 1:67–80

Take a deep breathe. Our season of longing and expectation is nearing its end. Today, reflect on your journey and take a moment to reflect of the lectionary readings.

Reflections on Jeremiah 31:10–14:
What is memorable to you in this scripture?

Reflection on Galatians 3:15–22: 
When and how did you discover that keeping rules was not the way to obtain God’s mercy?

Reflections on Luke 1:67–80:
Who in your life helped to prepare the way for you to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord?

Prayer: Lord, thank you for shining brighter than the commercial lights that surround us and for bringing eternal hope to us. Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.