Yet I Will Rejoice in the Lord

Listen to the sermon Joel Russell-MacLean

Learning for Life: 9:30

Worship Service: 11:00 am

Bulletin: Bulletin November 24

Newsletter: November 2019 Newsletter

Scriptures: Habakkuk 1 – 3


Joel Russell-MacLean

We are all waiting for God to come and act: the couple looking into an empty crib which was meant for a child; the farmer looking at a dry empty field where seed had been sown; the grocer with empty shelves. Habakkuk wrote about the waiting, the injustice, and the suffering.

Habakkuk called out in prayer, “How long O Lord? Don’t you see what is going on?”

He had a vision. A vision of God coming down in such a dramatic way that it changed everything. It gave Habakkuk the strength to wait – and more to thank and praise God:

“Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength”

This is the Sunday before Advent, the time we reflect upon and celebrate the coming of Jesus, our hope, our peace, our light, the one who loves, forgives, and heals us.

For now, and for much of our life, we must wait, sometimes through the hardest times.

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