Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Restore - 4th Day of Advent

Psalm 23 is a favorite of many people, and while it talks about knowing that God is with you through everything, it also talks about the restoration of the soul.  In some ways, it's a promise of the coming of Christ, to restore the souls of all mankind:
He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  - Psalm 23:3
Throughout the Gospels, we watch as Christ physically restores health to those who are ill, sight to the blind, strength to the lame, food to the hungry - but it is humbling to know that it takes His very life to restore the soul of humanity to the condition where we might walk the paths of righteousness once again.

And later in this liturgical year, we see God's love also restore life to Christ once again.  

Restoration in our personal lives can be reflected in restoring a house to cleanliness, a beat-up old piece of furniture to its original beauty, an owie of a child finds the skin restored and pain removed with the kiss of his mother, even polishing a candlestick or silverware to restore the original shine - as a symbol of what Christ restores to us, it's a great place to begin your working meditation today.  Choose something to restore - and think about all that God restores in your own life, as you give a new look to something that also needs restored.

Activity for the Day:  Clean out and donate to Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity,  or whatever your favorite charity is today!

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