An Advent reflection by David French.
Zephaniah 3:16 On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
Do not fear, O Zion;
do not let your hands grow weak.
As President Roosevelt famously said, ‘the only thing we have to fear is fear itself’. For Christians the antidote to fear is God’s love – and God is love, a love far beyond our ability to imagine. Whatever we may fear, all we are ever asked to do is to trust in the power of his love – for each one of us, here, now. Thereby we learn to love him, and in turn to love others more; thereby our hands won’t grow weak.
Lord, may I learn to remember that you are love, present always with and in me.
Even if we think of God only once each day this Advent, remember then that he, his love, is always present, never somewhere far off.