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Daily Devotional by Sarah Jerome

December 11, 2017
Find a moment during this busy season to allow our hearts to be filled with the true love and joy of God.- Sarah Jerome, Assistant Coach Women's Soccer

saturday, DEC. 9 reflection

On this first Saturday of Advent, we are reminded that Christmas is just 4 weekends away. Our thoughts begin to race – have we bought all the presents we should; are all of the decorations out so everyone else knows of our Christmas cheer; did we buy all the food for our holiday feast? In the first reading, we are reminded of other things – Isaiah reminding us that God is graciously listening and answering our anxious minds; giving us the bread and water that sustain our bodies and all other things that sustain us in life.

It is in these reminders that allow us to re-center ourselves in preparation of the coming of the Lord. During this time of year, I take time to not only think of the many blessings within my life, but I take time to pray for those who are suffering. Our community of Scranton is blessed with the opportunity to share our time and talents with those, who for various reasons and circumstance, do not have the same comfort of a home or bed or clean water or food to eat. Let us slow down our lives and share God’s graciousness with others. Volunteer your time at a local soup kitchen, donate used clothing, pick up an angel from the Christmas tree, and/or pray. Find a moment during this busy season to allow our hearts to be filled with the true love and joy of God.

-Sarah Jerome, Assistant Coach Women's Soccer 

prayer

Lord, help us to remember the promises Isaiah gave to a people hungering and thirsting for renewed life. “He will be gracious to you when you cry out, as soon as He hears He will answer you. The Lord will give you the bread you need and the water for which you thirst.

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