Saturday, December 4, 2010
Advent reflection -- Dec. 4
This is today’s reflection from “How Far Is It to Bethlehem? A Spiritual Guide for Advent 2010” by Sr. Carol Perry, S.U., for Marble Collegiate Church.
“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go. . . ‘” Exodus 5:1
Moses might be speaking to the Pharaoh, but his words can find a place in each of our hearts. Israel believed in a God who cared for them personally. They do not have an idol like the ones their neighbors worshipped, but a personal God who claims them as His people for whom He cares. Pharaoh finds the hard to digest.
Let us pray today for a deeper understanding of our God who is concerned for each of us and who wishes to journey with us on this road to Bethlehem.