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Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. . . . 
A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness 
prepare the way for the Lord." - Isaiah 40:1, 3 (NIV)

I know how hard it is for me to wait patiently for something. I remember as a child how I longingly looked out the window one day, watching for my cousins to arrive from the east coast. We had exchanged letters and pictures, but we had not met in person....

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, thank you for offering us hope through your son, Jesus. Prepare our hearts this season of Advent. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 40:1-5

Thought for the Day

We eagerly anticipate the coming of Jesus the Messiah.

Prayer Focus

Those who need hope


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When I was a child . . .

"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.