Psalm(s): 45 , 46
Old Testament: Isaiah 35:1-10
New Testsament: Revelation 22: 12-17, 21
Gospel: Luke 1:67-80

It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.’
The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’
And let everyone who hears say, ‘Come.’
And let everyone who is thirsty come.
Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.* (Rev 22: 17, 21)

Well here we are on the home-stretch of our Advent journey. I find it fascinating that the end of the Bible takes the form of an invitation. An invitation to know and believe in Jesus Christ.

Even the book of Revelation–which is arguably the harshest text in all of Scripture when it comes to sin and punishment, urges its readers to drink from the waters of life.

Over the last four weeks, we have been joining our voices with those who cry: “Come, Lord Jesus”. As we approach the feast of Christmas, let us remember with love and joy the Christ-child who came to save us. May we remember to always look forward to his coming…not out of fear of judgement and apocalypse, but out of sheer excitment to see our God face-to-face once more. +