February 8, 2023     10:35 am
9. Second Week in Advent - Monday
The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night
          But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.   2 Peter 3:1
          Thus writes St. Peter concerning the coming of the Lord. It will be a terrible event indeed. Everything will topple. Everything will perish where we now live and have our being. Terrors worse than those of death will seize upon flesh and blood. And what will be the state of mind of those who have rejected their Saviour? "Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen." (Rev 1:7) And yet, behold! those who, through faith, are His own, in spite of all, will know through the Holy Spirit that it is their beloved Saviour coming in the midst of all these terrors, coming to deliver them from every evil work, and to preserve them in His heavenly Kingdom. And they will lift up their heads, and their fear will be turned into consolation, peace, and joy. How can you be afraid when amidst all these fearsome things you see your Saviour coming? Only be ready at all times, and own Him as your Redeemer at all times, that on yonder great day, too, He may be your beloved Saviour. And you do not know when that great day will come.
          PRAYER: - Jesus, my Lord, You are my beloved Redeemer. O indeed, I am not afraid of You; I trust in You and rely upon You. You are my very best Friend. You have redeemed me and received me as Your own; You richly and daily forgive all my iniquities; You heal all my diseases; You speak to me words of grace and love and comfort and life and eternal blessedness. O Lord Jesus, I know You. Keep me in the knowledge of You until You shall come, that I may rejoice in You and greet You, saying, Jesus, Jesus, O my Saviour! Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
February 8, 2023     10:35 am