Daily Advent Devotion Wednesday, December 11

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 – Psalm 125; Amos 8:1-14; Revelation 1:17-2:7 and Matthew 23:1-12

Psalm 125 – Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people,
from this time on and forevermore.

I enjoy living in the Ozarks, for here I am surrounded by the hills. When growing up in Colorado, I lived in Fort Collins which is on the eastern front range of the Rocky Mountains. I always knew what direction was West for the mountains were in the West. When I went camping, when I moved away and went to college, I was in the midst of the mountains; to the North, South, East and West were mountains. So, hearing the words of the Psalm; as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people causes me to give thanks for I enjoy being surrounded by hills or mountains.

What also comes to mind is this verse from Psalm 95:1 – O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Being in the midst of the hills or mountains brings me comfort for I know that Jesus is the rock of our salvation. So in being surrounded by the hills, by the mountains, I sense how I am surrounded always by God’s love given in Jesus Christ.

Today, no matter where you find yourself; in the midst of the hills of Missouri, the plains of Kansas, or inner city New York City may you sense how you are surrounded by God’s love given us in Christ and will be from this time on and forevermore.

Thanks be to God for the gift of peace which comes to us from knowing that God is all about us and with us.

Thanks for always be here for us, O God. Amen.

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