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Monday, December 10, 2018

Zephaniah 3:14-20

REFLECTION The Advent season walks us forward toward that birth the angels sang. But Zephaniah assures us that God also comes to humanity in the community of faith. God’s presence heals, enlivens, and challenges humanity to lean into God’s promises for an alternative future. As the United Presbyterian Church affirmed in the Confession of 1967, “Already God’s reign is present as a ferment in the world, stirring hope in (women and men).” In dwelling among the people, God nourishes and makes real the promised future of peace and joy that theological hope imagines. This is a strong and hopeful message that will hearten the faithful on this Third Sunday of Advent.

-JENNIFER RYAN AYRES

RESPONSE What alternative future is God challenging you to live into?

PRAYER Like a mother feeding her child, you are always nourishing my life, O God. Amen.