The Coming of the Light: Light as Promise
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord, for I will forgive their iniquity and remember their sin no more. ~ Jeremiah 31:31-34
Our Advent theme this year is The Coming of the Light - that light which is promised to us in John chapter 1: light which will no be overcome by darkness.
The Light of the World that is Jesus.
That light begins with a promise. It's the promise that Jeremiah prophesies: a promise that God will be fully known.
And so this Advent, as we wait for the coming Christ child we remember that Christ comes to fulfil that promise that we shall know God and be God's people.
Question for thought: Think of an important promise that was made to you. What made you trust that the promise would be kept?
Come, O Holy One, for we wait upon you. And light the darkness of our hearts and lives so that we may know your love fully. Amen