Heart - Advent Devotional @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario

The prophet Jeremiah (see below) speaks of a new relationship between God and his people that was realized by the birth and later ministry of Jesus. This relationship is described by Jeremiah as love encompassing law. Jesus’ life is a story of love. The story of the birth of Jesus is God’s initiating act of love, sending his Son Jesus Christ to save humankind. God’s relationship with us is not to be found in guidelines or criteria, but written on our hearts, experienced in our longing to know and understand God, and typified by love.

Loving God, as we retrace the story of Your love for the world, kindle my love for You. Awaken me to recognise Your care and concern for my choices in life. Inspire me to reflect and share Your love with those I meet, friends and strangers, today and always. Amen.

Jeremiah 31:33

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Thank you for joining us on this prayerful path through Advent.
Blessings and best wishes for 2018.

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