4 Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, “I am only a boy’; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.” 9 Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me, “Now I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”
God has always provided. God calls us. And provision is always in the works. For Jeremiah, God planted God’s words. This year in particular was a year of completions for me. A year of endings and new beginnings. Through the endings, I can move forward in faith to the new beginnings. I am not sure of the whole path in front of me. Step-by-step will do. For many days I need to reflection back on the previous step to know what the next move will be.
This Advent season, what new creation is God planting in you? What provision is God making? Do you need to take a step back to see the next step more clearly. Wherever you find yourself, God is with you and God will provide for you. This is the expectant hope of Advent. Christ is coming. How will this new light reflect in you?
With a grateful heart,