For Sunday the 10th of December, 2023 (Second Sunday in Advent)
As we gather for worship this Sunday, the call to prepare for our Lord’s coming pervades all the readings. In view of His immanent coming we are called: Repent! Lead holy and godly lives! Make every effort to be found spotless, blameless, and at peace with Him! Such preparation will enable us to stand when He comes to judge the nations with power. Such preparation will keep us under His gentle, loving care. Such preparation will assure us of eternal blessing through the faith that saves in grace because of Jesus. Let us then prepare with repentance, welcoming Him into our hearts and lives until the day He welcomes us to His Father’s home forever.