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Advent

The church year starts in November, with the season of Advent. It is a time of preparation as we wait for the King to come: remembering the historic anticipation of the birth of Jesus, and also acknowledging that the day will come when Jesus once again returns to earth.

Advent Advent – E

E for Everlasting

While change is an inevitable part of life, the pace of change has increased in recent years, especially within the field of technology. To think that at the beginning of this millennium there was, for example, no Facebook or twitter, and now there are a number of ways of connecting with people who are both near and far.

Against this backdrop of cultural and global change we read in the Old Testament, ‘I the Lord do not change.’ (Malachi 3:6), and in the New Testament we read that, ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever.’ (Hebrews 13:8).

In our consumer society there is little that is truly everlasting – things are no longer made to last! However in the Bible there are many references to everlasting – approximately sixty seven in the Old Testament and twenty six in the New Testament.
The Bible mentions everlasting –

  • mercy (Psalm 100:5 KJ21)
  • righteousness (Psalm 119:142)
  • joy (Isaiah 35:10)
  • kindness (Isaiah 54:8)
  • light (Isaiah 60:19)
  • life (Daniel 12:2 and John 3:16 KJ21)

Take time to reflect on what the Bible says is everlasting, and how does this impact you on your journey of faith?

Finally choose one of the verses below, to take with you into the day and mull it over at intervals during the day.

Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth. Gen 9:16
But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him Ps 103:17
Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Is 9:6

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