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December 5, 2020 Advent Devotional

Scripture Reading: LUKE 24:21

This verse comes in the middle of the discourse between several of Jesus’ bereft disciples and the risen Christ. They voice their dashed hope to the One walking with them who fulfilled it. They cannot yet see that their hope is not lost, but found and present right in front of them. How often is this true for us? Today prayerfully ask God for the vision to see God’s fulfillment of promises right in front of you.

Prayer: Lord of all that is seen and unseen, even when we hope for that which you promise, we often fail to see your present and coming kingdom despite the fact that you are walking alongside us. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear the holy in our midst. Do not let our human expectations blind us to your divine inbreaking wherever and whenever it comes. Amen.

- Jill Duffield © 2020 Presbyterian Outlook

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