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  • David

    December 17, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    The Seedbed Daily Wake-Up Call, December 17, 2022

    I have really enjoyed reading the pretext for Advent in Elizabeth’s story and her miraculous conception of John the Baptist. God began the Advent story with the faith and participation of Zacharias and Elizabeth. John the Baptist was the forerunner to Jesus. In someways, I believe we are the forerunners of Jesus, the light and life of the World, for others. What do you think?

    The statement in today’s reading that rings clear with me is, “And though the miracle of Elizabeth’s filling and Mary’s expression of glory was God’s doing, the reception of it was dependent on their ability to see the light and choose to participate in it.” We have to not only recognize an accept the light, we have to participate in it in order to receive it. Again, I return to the theme that being in Christ, a Christ follower, is a matter of both being and doing. Do you see the light and how are you participating in it this Advent Season?