It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle at this time of year, and it’s too easy to forget that we should be preparing ourselves for the greatest gift of all! It’s not too late to sign up for Good Counsel’s 4th Advent Reflection Series, “The Journey Toward Light.” A daily reflection based on the day’s readings will be emailed to you each day of Advent. Written by Good Counsel staff, we hope to offer a few minutes of solace and prayer in your busy day. There is also the opportunity to send us your prayer intentions and our Good Counsel family will remember your request throughout this Advent and Christmas season.
Enjoy this reflection from December 11, 2018…
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God Pursues Us to the Very End
Psalm 96: The Lord our God comes with power
Reflection for Today
In the Gospel today we still have the same theme – hope – and God’s faithful devotion to us. This is a wonderful Gospel reading because it is so easy for us to feel insignificant in this world. Maybe we feel like no one cares or no one understands us or what we are going through.
“God has seen our unloveliness – the deep brokenness and rebellion in our hearts – and instead of withdrawing, He pursues us to the very end.” –Matt Chandler
Maybe you feel unimportant sometimes, but the truth is the God of the universe pursues you. Picture this: Jesus looks at the cross and then at you – “You’re worth it,” He says.
We want the women who come to Good Counsel to know they are worth it, they are special, and we will not abandon them. And we are able to do this because Jesus has first done this for us.
Prayer for Today
Jesus, thank You for Your sacrifice, thank you for loving me so much that You pursue me to the end. Thank you for Your mercy, which I do not deserve. Help me to show Your love and mercy to all of those who I encounter. Amen.