Love’s Promised Peace (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

From Isaiah 7:13-14:  “Then Isaiah said, ‘Hear then, O house of David!  Is it too little for you to weary mortals that you weary my God also?  Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign.  Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son and shall name Him Immanuel.'”

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Seeing life’s uncertainty

Searching heavens far beyond

God’s love offers gift of peace

Sending to earth, Savior’s bond

 

Tracing roots of future Prince

Sensing blessed hope through time

Bethlehem stable breathes love

Transforming man’s paradigm

 

Bearing His Son, born this day

Filling Mary with God’s love

Angelic voices praising

Singing with joy high above

 

Lasting, grace-filled love shall save

Bringing wayward sheep back home

Good Shepherd walking this land

Gifting peace to always roam

 

Declaring new covenant

Shining with love’s promised peace

Joyous light born in manger

Blessing hope’s faithful, new lease

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A contemporary Christian song, “When Love Crossed Over,” shares powerful and inspiring images during this Advent season.  

Charles Stanley Quote

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Jesus promised peace for those who trust in Him, and He delivers on His promises.

From John 16:12-13:  “But to all who received Him, who believed in His name, He gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.”

Helping Hand

From John 14:15-16:  “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.”

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Walking with Jesus

Seeing within Him

Father in Heaven

Praising with each hymn

 

Believing in Christ

Listening to God

Heavenly dwellings

Beating evil’s odds

 

Asking of Jesus

Filling with His love

Commandments followed

Blessings from above

 

Leaving Advocate

Stepping into lives

Holy Spirit breathes

His helping hand thrives

 

Fulfilling promise

Teaching everything

Spirit within hearts

Living truth to bring

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From John 14:26:  “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I have said to you.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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No matter how many good deeds we’ve done or how many mistakes we’ve made, God’s love for us remains the same.

From Isaiah 49:15-16:  “Can a woman forget her nursing child or show no compassion for the child of her womb?  Even these might forget, yet I will not forget you.  See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.”

Lee Roberson Quotes

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If you are a child of God, know that every promise in the Bible is yours.

From Hebrews 10:23:  “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who has promised is faithful.”

Moments with God (Elfchen Series #92)

Thundering Voice

Echoing

Holy Word

Amplifying His love

Hope, grace, and peace

God

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Revealing Cosmos

Stranded

In darkness

God reveals promises

Each heavenly, shining star

Found

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Receiving Joy

Morning

Blessings awake

Landscape of grace

Responding to Creator’s peace

Prayer

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Divine Interactions (Elfchen Series #90)

Angelic Message

Virgin

Favored One

Mary’s unexpected motherhood

Spirit shares heavenly blessing

Jesus

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Hope’s Response

Joy

Prophecy fulfilled

Prince of Peace

Israel’s King of Kings

Messiah

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Father’s Blueprint

Emmanuel

Bethlehem birth

God with us

Gift of Gospel’s truth

Salvation

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Returning from Exile

From Jeremiah 31:8:  “See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north, and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here.”

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Filling life with darkness

Wandering, defeated

Residing in exile

Forfeiting, depleted

 

Hearing distant trumpet

Sending invitations

Proclaiming Good News

Gathering each nation

 

Calling to faithfulness

Extending Holy hand

Leading us with promise

Witnessing God’s command

 

Sustaining light ahead

Proclaiming Father’s might

Returning from exile

Forsaking former plight

 

Accepting Lord’s mercy

Praising His love and grace

Walking in step with God

Tasting life’s Holy place

 

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From Jeremiah 31:7:  “For thus says the LordSing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, ‘Save, O Lord, your people, the remnant of Israel.'”

Fulfilling Hope (Haiku Series #139)

Trust

In midst of life’s storms

Lord’s encouragement builds hope—

Blessed hand of grace

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Promise

Led by the Spirit

Born into new life through Christ—

Righteousness brings hope

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Faith

Growing in our love

Finding hope’s meaning of life—

Believing in Christ

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Our Lord’s Promises (Haiku Series #124)

Each Day

Daily decisions

God, teach us to trust and love—

Walking in balance

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Follow

Grasp His Salvation

Can you hear the Lord calling?

Accepting His grace

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Fulfillment

Father Abraham

Trusting God with faithfulness—

Promises answered

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