Read Psalm 89:15-29

Happy are the people who know the festal shout,

who walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance;

they exult in your name all day long,

and extol your righteousness.

For you are the glory of their strength;

by your favor our horn is exalted.

For our shield belongs to the LORD,

our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Then you spoke in a vision to your faithful one,

and said: “I have set the crown on one who is mighty,

I have exalted one chosen from the people.


from Rev. William Pollack

First Christian Church, Princeton

How blessed are the people! The Psalmist relates several truths for us to consider this Advent season. How blessed are the people who hear the joyous message of grace and truth. People who walk in the very presence of the Lord. People who understand that it is the Lord who provides light along the path; strength for the journey; protection for those who trust in Him; His agape love for our day and beyond.

I wonder, are we a blessed people? Is our reliance upon the One who breathes Himself into us? Have we placed our trust fully in His hands? Are we resting in His promise to come again? Will I, will we, be ready when He does return? May our Advent experience find us preparing to be blessed.

Heavenly Father, help us to be blessed

as we put our entire lives into Your loving care.

In the name of your Coming One, Jesus. Amen.


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