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Advent Meditation: For Surely I Know the Plans I Have For You

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Saturday 21 December 2013

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.

Jeremiah 29.11

Look again at Holman Hunt’s Light of the World. Spend a few moments looking around the scene. Look at Christ, at the lamp, at the background, at the door without a handle.

Imagine now that you are behind the door.

You hear a knock on the door and you know it is Christ. How do you feel? Do you rush to open up? Do you hesitate? Do you feel excited? Unworthy? Unprepared?

Open the door. How does it feel to open the door to Christ? To stand in his presence? What does Christ say to you? What do you want to say to him?

Stay with the scene for a few moments, allowing yourself to spend time with Christ, talking together, or simply resting with Him.

Loving God, help us to remember that you are with us always, friend and guide in darkness and light, good times and bad. Before we were formed you knew us, you had plans for us.

Grant us grace to know your desires for us and the courage to open the doors you set before us.


Introduction to our meditations

Meditation for Friday 20 December 2013

Meditation for Sunday 22 December 2013

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