Made New

Dear Advent People,

Take a walk through your favorite bookstore, in the “Self Help “section. So many books, all promising one great gift that, judging from the number of titles, everybody seems to want – change. You can lose extra pounds, you can be a great artist, you can be a skillful business negotiator, a well-adjusted person.

Trouble is, all of these so-called self-help books are lies. If we could actually help ourselves, by ourselves, then why would we need to pay someone else $30.00 for a book on how to help ourselves!

Advent is about help, but not self-help. Advent is, affirmation that our “help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.” Our change does not come by ourselves, but rather through a God who enjoys “making all things new.” Including us.

For further reflection see Luke Chapter 3.

Today let us pray that all fears will be reduced by the Prince of Peace who is Jesus the Christ.

Still in one peace,
Pastor David J. Jensen

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