Advent Reflections 2007

Reflections for the season of Advent for 2007.

January 5, 2008 - Saturday in the Week after Christmas

“Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him; all nations shall serve Him” (Psalm 72:11)

January 5, 2008 - Saturday in the Week after Christmas

"Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him; all nations shall serve Him" (Psalm 72:11)

January 4, 2008 - Friday in the Week after Christmas

"Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart." (Luke 2:51)

January 3, 2007 - Thursday in the Week after Christmas

"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons." (Galatians 4:4-5)

January 2, 2008 - Wednesday in the Week after Christmas

”That I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness”        (Second Article, Creed)

January 1, 2007 - Tuesday in the week after Christmas

“And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.” (Luke 2:21)

December 31, 2007 - Monday in the week after Christmas

“There shall come forth a Rod from Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots.” (Isaiah 11:1)

December 30, 2007 - The Sunday after Christmas

“Lord, now You are letting your servant depart in peace, according to Your Word.” (Luke 2:29)

December 29, 2007 - Saturday in the week of Christmas

“Your testimonies are very sure; holiness adorns Your house, O Lord, forever” (Psalm 93:5).

December 28, 2007 - The Feast of Holy Innocents

“Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: 'A voice as heard in Ramah, lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted, because they were no more” (Matthew 2:17- 18).

December 27, 2007 - The Feast of St. John

“Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following.” (John 21:20)

December 26, 2007 - The Feast of St. Stephen

“Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city.” (Matthew 23:34)

December 25, 2007 - Christmas Day

”Then the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord.”        (Luke 2:10-11)

December 24, 2007 - Monday in the Fourth Week of Advent

”The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear.”        (Deuteronomy 18:15)

December 23, 2007 - Fourth Sunday in Advent - RORATE COELI

"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant." (Luke 1:46b-47)

December 22, 2007 - Saturday in the Third Week of Advent

“Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down the Righteous One; let the earth open her womb, and bring forth salvation”        (Isaiah 45:8)

December 21, 2007 - Friday in the Third Week of Advent

“Sing to the Lord a new song; and His praise from the ends of the earth.”        (Isaiah 42:10)

December 20, 2007 - Thursday in the Third Week of Advent

“Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel: 'My way is hidden from the LORD, and my just claim is passed over by my God?"        (Isaiah 40:27)

December 19, 2007 - Wednesday in the Third Week of Advent

”I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord.”        (Second Article, Creed)

December 18, 2007 - Tuesday in the Third Week of Advent

"Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful." (1 Corinthians 4:2)

December 17, 2007 - Monday in the Third Week of Advent

”'Comfort, yes, comfort My people!' says your God. 'Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.'”        (Isaiah 40:1-2)

December 16, 2007 - Third Sunday in Advent - GAUDETE

“Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: the blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”        (Matthew 11:4-6)

December 15, 2007 - Saturday in the Second Week of Advent

“You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sin. Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? I will hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people.”        (Psalm 86:1-2, 6, 8)

December 14, 2007 - Friday in the Second Week of Advent

“Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan ... I will put on you no other burden. But hold fast what you have till I come.”        (Revelation 2:24-25)

December 13, 2007 - Thursday in the Second Week of Advent

“Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the LORD, and their works are in the dark; they say, 'Who sees us?' and, 'Who knows us?'”        (Isaiah 29:15)

December 12, 2007 - Wednesday in the Second Week of Advent

”He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil”        (First Article, Creed)

December 11, 2007 - Tuesday in the Second Week of Advent

”For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”        (Romans 15:4)

December 10, 2007 - Monday in the Second Week of Advent

”But to you who fear My Name, the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings.”        (Malachi 4:2)

December 9, 2007 - Second Sunday in Advent - POPULUS ZION

“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”        (Luke 21:28)

December 8, 2007 - Saturday in the First Week of Advent

“Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, You Who lead Jacob like a flock. Restore us, O God; cause Your face to shine, and we shall be saved!”        (Psalm 80:1, 3)

December 7, 2007 - Friday in the First Week of Advent

“If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”        (1 John 1:6-7)

December 6, 2007 - Thursday in the First Week of Advent

“Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?”        (2 Peter 3:11-12)

December 5, 2007 - Wednesday in the First Week of Advent

 

“All this He does only out of fatherly divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me”        (First Article, Creed).

December 4, 2007 - Tuesday in the First Week of Advent

“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lust.”        (Romans 13:14)

December 3, 2007 - Monday in the First Week of Advent

”Now this is His Name, by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”        (Jeremiah 23:6)

December 2, 2007 - First Sunday in Advent - AD TE LEVAVI

 

“So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them.”        (Matthew 21:6)