2nd Sunday in Advent
Remember God’s past mercy (vs.1-2):
I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. Jeremiah 29:14
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Listen carefully to God’s Word (vs.8-13):
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.