Sunday, January 3 – 2nd Week of Christmas

Author: Adam Bennett

Jeremiah 31:7-14

Reflection: v. 13, ‘I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.’

How many times have we needed a reassuring and living word to move us into hope in God once more? Through the trials and tribulations in everyday life, God has promised that there is a time for sorrows and for the tough times to have an end! It is a time when God lifts us up above these circumstances and turns what may have been a long and difficult moment and gives us joy through his love for us. God tells of his promises to take off the old yolk of the world and its ways, and suddenly causes a miraculous change of circumstances to fulfill God’s plan in and for our lives. Our Lord and Savior Jesus will move heaven and earth to help us through a situation. He has given us life and through his life, death, and resurrection, the promises of God’s will is fulfilled. Reflect on that. God gives us life, joy, and peace to come.

Prayer Thank you, Father God, and thank you, Lord Jesus, for your steadfast love and care. Put in us your spirit, cleanse us so that we may receive your promises of salvation and new life by Christ Jesus!

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