The Third Sunday in Advent 2012

Isaiah 40: 1-5 (NIV)

1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. 5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

Heavenly Father, we thank You that our sin has been paid for, not by anything we have done but solely by Your grace and the sacrifice of Jesus. Guide us by the Holy Spirit to walk in Your ways and to do Your will. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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