Sharing Our Stories On The Journey Of Faith – Advent Day 15

“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.“ Isaiah 40:30-31

 In 1971, while living in Danville, Virginia, we belonged to a large Presbyterian church.  A lay team from North Carolina led a series of meetings over the weekend.  I went to hear what they had to say – being very skeptical.  Their testimony made me realize the reality of God’s love, that he is with me always, and, he really cares for me.  My thoughts kept being drawn to this scripture from Isaiah as we adopted it as our family scripture.

As a family of six grew to sixteen, Jake and I have had many experiences – some good, some not so good, but we both find comfort in God’s words through his prophets.  It is our rock.  God hears our prayers.  In this wonderful season of Advent, let us never forget the real reason – the birth of Jesus Christ.  God could not have given us any finer gift.

Father God, Thank you for loving us.  Help us to keep our thoughts on you this Advent season.  We are so blessed.  Amen.

Linda Lebold



What helps you to keep your thoughts focused on Jesus during this season of Advent? Is there a particular scripture that has guided you or your family?  Click ‘leave a comment’ or ‘reply here’ to share your thoughts!


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Spiritual Formation Director at Faith United Methodist Church in North Canton, Ohio
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