Advent 2022: Friday, December 23

December 23, 2022

Romans 15:13 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

With Christmas fast approaching, I find myself continually seeking and yearning for peace and quiet… It’s not that I have faced extreme difficulties or trials this year, quite the contrary I feel very blessed. 

However, there is just something about the anticipation of Christmas, the build-up of emotions that arise with the holidays and the expectation of the new year, that makes me long for our Savior.  

I assume it has to do with how life was intended as we are all designed for fellowship, not only with other believers but especially with our Creator.

 Hopefully, this verse can become a prayer you hold onto throughout the advent season and into the new year… carve out some time to spend with the Holy Spirit, seek his peace and share it with others.

 (Full Disclosure, I have been struggling with what to share, but an early morning and an unplanned breakfast at IRON HOUR helped focus and organize my random thoughts.  So many thanks to the early risers at DCC ……)

Brett Confer, elder