Advent Reflection #3

Key Verses – Luke 1:19-20 “The angel answered; ‘I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and have been sent…to tell you this good news. And now you will be silent'”

Have you ever wanted to be an angel? Probably not. Nor have I.

There is, something, however, about the words of the angel to Zechariah. To live and lead our of the overflow of a vital and vibrant relationship with the Triune God produces godly lives, holy character and spirit inspired counsel. .

To live with a deep awareness that we “stand” and walk in “the presence of God” is, indeed, holy ground. There is no room for arrogance or exclusiveness in this position. To speak with an assurance that it is God is speaking through us is profoundly humbling.

In New Testament perspective, dialog is a sacrament. God not only extends grace to us but, and this is the mystery, God chooses to extend His grace through us! What a profound thought!

Our word can bless others or destroy them; encourage or discourage them; lift them up and tear them down; nurture their faith or undermine it.

Spirit-filled Christians are called to build others up, to encourage and care for them. As a result, we can make positive difference in he lived of those around us and in the situations in which we find ourselves.

Are your words received as “good news” by others?

Read Luke 1:18-20


LeBron Fairbanks
December 15, 2010


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