December 5, 2017
Posted: December 05, 2017
Devotion for Your Day
by Brittany Baer
On that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and glory of the survivors of Israel. Whoever is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, once the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over its places of assembly a cloud by day and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night. Indeed over all the glory there will be a canopy. It will serve as a pavilion, a shade by day from the heat, and a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.
God grants us glory. Glory, as in honor, adoring praise, a state of absolute happiness, gratification, and contentment. God washes away the evil, our sins, and brings us into glory.
We are always sinning. As Advent is among us, too much family time tends to bring out additional stress and some tough word exchanges. Unfortunately, with those we love the most and feel closest with, it is easier to blame them and say harmful things to them.
We need to take a deep breath and turn to God, knowing that God will guide us, forgive us, and be our "canopy." No matter what happens this Advent season, remember that God's glory is for you.
Dear God, thank you for granting us glory. Please help us to stay calm and enjoy time spent with our loved ones. Amen.
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