This week’s devotion is based on a portion of the Old Testament reading for the Second Sunday in Advent in the One-Year Lectionary. –By Elizabeth Ahlman “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, […]
But Jesus steps into our despair, panic, fear and angst. He steps into the midst of the tragedies big and small. He stays our frantic minds with simple truth: "My words will not pass away." Whatever may become of this chaotic world in which we live, whatever may happen to us, Jesus' words will never pass away. They will never be undone. They will never be destroyed. They cannot be erased.
The readings from the Second Sunday of Advent were filled with frightening scenes of Yahweh's wrath. But alongside the horror, Romans 15 spoke of hope? So, what is the horror, what is the hope, and which one wins out?