Light in the forest—
Beckons me deeper,
His love to know.
O what glory that will be—
My Lord Jesus
giving His life to me.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17
To them God has chosen to make known,,, the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
When death comes to make its claim,
to judge what I’ve become.
I’ll point to Him who took my shame.
Oh the mystery—
no longer two but one.
Christ in me the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
I can see it just ahead
Advent is much more than looking forward to December 25th, the day we celebrate Christ’s birth. It is about realizing the hope of glory bestowed upon us in Jesus.
When the angel announced to Mary that she was highly favored and that the Lord is with you. It greatly troubled her because her life looked nothing like “highly favored.”
Going from “greatly troubled” to “highly favored” is what Advent is about. We do it by taking the words of Mary for our own:
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Luke 1:38
The promise of God for us is “Christ in me the hope of glory,” (Colossians 1:27). A hope that grows each day carrying us through sorrow, and troubles, and onto a glorious Christmas forever in Christ.
So we hesitantly count ourselves as highly favored and whisper with Mary—may it be as You have said…I think I am pregnant.
This flower is one among hundreds on this hillside. Hardly worth taking its picture, until you get the early morning sun behind it and then — Oh my, it is glorious.
Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27