Advent Retreat – 4

First Wednesday of Advent

– You can ponder on the picture. For a method of praying with pictures click button below.
– You can pray on the words of Scripture. For methods of praying with scripture click button below.
– You can follow the suggestions in the daily ‘Reflection’.
– You can listen to the music

Today’s Scripture

Isaiah 40: 28-31

Do you not know? Have you not heard?
Yahweh is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the whole earth.
He never grows faint or weary;
there is no limit to His understanding.
He gives strength to the weary
and strengthens the powerless.

Youths may faint and grow weary,
and young men stumble and fall,
but those who trust in the Lord
will renew their strength;
they will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary;
they will walk and not faint.


Life is to be lived.

Whether we are just starting out on life or coming to the end of our stay on earth.

As we get older we lose strength and resilience,
but we can remain vibrant in our imagination, in our minds.

The imagery of soaring on eagles wings takes us into the realm of imagination.
What is central to our lives, however old we are, is loving and being loved.

The Lord loves us, whether we are in the first flush of beautiful youth,
or in a character-filled, weather-beaten old age.

Let us pray today that we can experience the joy and enthusiasm of living life to the full.

Today’s Music

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