Monday, December 11th

 Art for Advent 2017: The Image of God “Selah: Vortex” by Wes Sumrall

Art for Advent 2017: The Image of God
“Selah: Vortex” by Wes Sumrall


I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope.
(Psalm 130:5)


Silence


Priest and Lord at God’s Right Hand | Psalm 110

1 The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”

2 The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies!
3 Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy garments; from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours. 4 The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”

5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath. 6 He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter chiefs over the wide earth. 7 He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head.


As You Pray Today

Pray for the call to follow Christ as disciples in this world / for a love of and commitment to the city of Richmond.


Let Us Pray

Sure to come Savior, I believe your coming again will mean the righting of all that is wrong; it will complete your rescue plan and fully carry out your redemption. But that sweet comfort makes the waiting all that much harder. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, and redeem your people; come quickly and rescue us. Amen.


Blessing: Psalm 27:14

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!


We pray that this Advent season will be a blessed time for you and your household as we remember Christ's first coming into this world as a child, and look with expectation to the day of his return to make all things new.


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For those interested in having music to accompany your time spent with this devotional, we’ve curated two Advent playlists: one on Spotify and one on Apple Music. We hope you enjoy them.


This reading plan is adapted from Jerram Barrs's Advent devotionals
and Seeking God's Face by Philip F. Reinders.