USCCB | NAB - December 21, 2010
The LORD, your God, is in your midst,
a mighty savior;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
and renew you in his love,
He will sing joyfully because of you,
as one sings at festivals.
In this season of Advent as we wait on the Lord let us keep in mind that He awaits on us also. Eager to bestow on us all that we have been seeking...salvation, renewal, love, joy.
He is in our midst, why do we keep travelling to "foreign lands" to fill our needs? Everytime that we immerse ourselves and seek gratification in our own passions, we turn our backs on Him and His loving provision for us. We in a sense pack our bags and eventually flee His presence...whether we fully realize it or not. He doesn't move...we do. He instead waits patiently like a good and loving Father and watches for our return...any gesture that signifies our readiness to return no matter how small or insignificant is met by His loving embrace. Can you imagine the Lord, the Creator of the Universe singing for the love of you? Can you think of a better reason to start heading back home to Him?