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Let Me Hear

December 2, 2020

“Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.” Psalm 85:8

It can be hard at time to get a word in edgewise around here. Whether it’s because we’re all around the table trying to talk at the same time, or because we’re all in different places doing remote learning or work, it can be hard to hear one another.

The Second Sunday of Advent is right around the corner. It is on this day that John the Baptist arrives on the scene, a voice crying in the wilderness. But voices that cry need ears to hear. Our Psalm for this Sunday is a prayer spoken to the Lord, a prayer for hearing. Amid the endless chattering of this world and the nervous voices within our hearts, we need to be stilled. We need peace, so that we can hear the gospel of peace.

Today, halfway through the first week of Advent, let us give thanks for the gift of silence, for it is in the quiet that we can hear. And for those of you who may be suffering in long silence due to the isolating effects of the pandemic, remember that you are not alone. The Lord is with you, and speaks peace and love to you even now.

Be well, friends. You are loved.

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. Quiet our hearts and minds. Grant us moments of stillness and peace. Turn our hearts to you, Lord, that we may hear your promises once more. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Image: The lower-level Lyle family Christmas tree, a nice aid in silent meditation.

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