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Coming Home #Advent

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I’m coming back,
returning home,
living
where I always did.

But it’s not just for me
it’s a home for everyone
A safe place,
for all who need it,
the vulnerable,
the frail,
the innocent,
each and every one.

Welcome home,
to my home.

The theme of the second week in Advent is The Day of Salvation.  We prepare for that day.

Zechariah 8:1-8 (CEV)

The Lord’s Promises to Zion

The Lord All-Powerful said to me:

I love Zion so much that her enemies make me angry. I will return to Jerusalem and live there on Mount Zion. Then Jerusalem will be known as my faithful city, and Zion will be known as my holy mountain.

Very old people with walking sticks will once again sit around in Jerusalem, while boys and girls play in the streets. This may seem impossible for my people who are left, but it isn’t impossible for me, the Lord All-Powerful. I will save those who were taken to lands in the east and the west, and I will bring them to live in Jerusalem. They will be my people, and I will be their God, faithful to bring about justice.

 

Welcome Home – a proper blast from my youth!

Action #Advent

 

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Where have I run to?
Where have I strayed
far from where I should be?

Now is the time to return,
God longs
for me to come back,
return to him,
live safely where he is.

A place
with room for everyone,
where life
and love
and hope
cannot be measured,
because God is the limit.

All are welcome
who seek to return to him
and dwell in his place
now
and always.

Come,
return
to him.

The theme of the second week in Advent is The Day of Salvation.  We prepare for that day.

Zechariah 2:1-11 (CEV)

Third Vision: A Measuring Line

This time I saw someone holding a measuring line, and I asked, “Where are you going?”

“To measure Jerusalem,” was the answer. “To find out how wide and long it is.”

The angel who had spoken to me was leaving, when another angel came up to him and said, “Hurry! Tell that man with the measuring line that Jerusalem won’t have any boundaries. It will be too full of people and animals even to have a wall. The Lord himself has promised to be a protective wall of fire surrounding Jerusalem, and he will be its shining glory in the heart of the city.”

A Call to Action

The Lord says to his people, “Run! Escape from the land in the north, where I scattered you to the four winds. Leave Babylonia and hurry back to Zion.”

Then the glorious Lord All-Powerful ordered me to say to the nations that had raided and robbed Zion:

Zion is as precious to the Lord as are his eyes. Whatever you do to Zion, you do to him. And so, he will put you in the power of your slaves, and they will raid and rob you. Then you will know that I am a prophet of the Lord All-Powerful.

10 City of Zion, sing and celebrate! The Lord has promised to come and live with you. 11 When he does, many nations will turn to him and become his people. At that time you will know that I am a prophet of the Lord All-Powerful.

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