Advent – Season of Hope

Who speaks to me?  Someone I can trust?  Will the words I hear withstand the test of time?  Will they lead me to salvation–or despair?

Who do I hear speaking to me in my darkness, speaking words of comfort, of hope?  I want so much to believe what I hear, but fear holds me back–fear based on past mistakes, fear based on caution.  Dare I throw caution to the wind?

Still the voice persists, never growing weary, sometimes soft, sometimes strong, always loving, never giving up on me even when I am ready to give up on myself.

Dare I trust this Word?  Dare I not trust?

It is I who say to you, “Fear not, I will help you.”   Isaiah 41:13

 

This is part of a series of reflections on the Church year. For more go to www.patriciamrobertson.com

Published by Patricia Robertson