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Awaiting for Salvation
Wed, Dec 06, 2017 - by Ariani/Cicelia

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"Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation" (Isaiah 25: 9)

Right now in December, we have started to see Christmas decorations or Christmas songs echoed. What an exciting month! However, sometimes we get too carried away that we forget the true meaning of this holy month, where we are awaiting the beginning of God`s salvation, that is the birth of Jesus Christ the Messiah. In Catholic Church, this period is called advent, which comes from the Latin word `adventus` which means arrival, the advent is a time of waiting for the coming of Jesus Christ, but do we wait for countless days and wait passively? Certainly not. At this time around we are encouraged to do joint worship and fasting, actively pray and prepare the heart to welcome His coming bring hope and eternal life.

How to prepare the heart for His coming? We can direct our view of heavenly things, not on worldly things like partying and other sins. Advent is also known as a time of repentance for us to return to God`s way, putting aside pride and ego and emotional wounds (if any), so that we can enjoy God`s salvation to the fullest. God longs for us to come closer to Him and bless us more dearly in our lives, if we are willing to fully bring our heart and life to Him.

Today’s prayer:

Thank God for Your salvation, please forgive us for our mistakes, we are sorry for our sins and want to improve ourselves to be closer to God. Please guide us so that our heart can be prepared to welcome Your birth in this holy month. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

God bless you and Mother Mary prays for us. Fiat Lux! (ARH)

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