Sunday Devotional: Come, Immanuel!

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~ Immanuel is the Hebrew word for “God is with us” ~

Isaiah 63:16-19

You, Lord, are our father,
our redeemer you are named forever.
Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways,
and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?
Return for the sake of your servants,
the tribes of your heritage.
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
with the mountains quaking before you,
while you wrought awesome deeds we could not hope for,
such as they had not heard of from of old.

Today is the first Sunday of Advent — a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.
The term advent is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”. The Latin adventus is the translation of the Greek word parousia, commonly used to refer to the Second Coming of Christ. For Christians, therefore, the season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from two different perspectives — the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming.

Mark 13:33-37

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Be watchful! Be alert!
You do not know when the time will come.
It is like a man traveling abroad.
He leaves home and places his servants in charge,
each with his own work,
and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.
Watch, therefore;
you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming,
whether in the evening, or at midnight,
or at cockcrow, or in the morning.
May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’”


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0 responses to “Sunday Devotional: Come, Immanuel!

  1. Not sure if your site is being attacked or not. Got a message when trying to log in. Could be that I’m using a different browser. Anyway…comment!!
    I am watching for the Lord’s return. Matter of fact, I am PRAYING FOR IT to happen as soon as possible!! I just don’t see how the evil, the greed, the hate, the misery so many are living with, the stinking MUSLIM ISSUE!!!… all of the ills of this world… can get much worse. Countries are hating countries… look at Russia and China. Both are looking at other countries and showing their power or in Russia’s case, moving in and trying to take over.
    What is next? Do I sound depressed?? Well, that could be because I am! We lost our home after paying on it for over twenty years. We are homeless and have been living in a worn out motor home for the last three years, freezing in the winter and roasting in the summer. I have to haul water and haul our sewage, and pray I can find a place to dump it legally. The only think keeping us going is that we both finally got old enough to get social security. And at our age, finding a decent job….. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!! RIGHT!!!!!
    Dearest Jesus, please come home soon. We eagerly await you.

    • I pray when Jesus comes more people have turned to Him than against. I also pray for you and your family to have a new home and help with finances (financial blessing).

    • I’m so sorry that you’ve lost your home, patrioticgofer. So many are suffering in this economy. Does anyone seriously think the U.S. economy wouldn’t be better if Romney (who’s not perfect but who definitely knows business and is pro-business) had been elected president instead of the POS?


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