An Advent reflection by Gill Perrott.
Zephaniah 3:17-18a The Lord, your God, is in your midst,
a warrior who gives victory;
he will rejoice over you with gladness,
he will renew you in his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing
18 as on a day of festival.
How do I react to these verses? The words bring a lovely warm feeling as I become aware of God being right here where I am rejoicing over me. Wow, how can this be, knowing myself as I do. The secret is in the words ‘He will renew me in his love’. It’s only as I am renewed that I can truly wait in anticipation of the festival of Jesus birth in our human form. Then we know God being present among us.
God, I am amazed at you choosing to be born as one of us to enable us to know you are truly in our midst. Thank you for loving us so much.
Sit quietly with a lit candle and read these words over aloud to yourself until you feel God’s loving presence wrapping you around.