Advent Reflection – 3

Fling wide your gates, O Zion; your Savior’s rule embrace.
His tidings of salvation proclaim in every place.
All lands will bow before him, their voices will adore him.
Oh, blest is Christ that came in God’s most holy name.

– Stanza 3 from “Prepare the way, O Zion” by Frans Mikael Franén, 1812

To follow Christ requires unconditionally turning your life over to serving in God’s name. This is a difficult thing to do! In our modern society, it is easy to idolize possessions and be distracted with our own desires and lives. To truly follow Christ, it is important to regularly return to God’s word and meditate on what serving God and following Christ means to you. It is not one size fits all. Every person is different. Think about how you might best serve Christ in your life. How can you embrace Christ’s rule in your life?

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