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“Do not be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:16-17

Heavenly Father, we do/will experience challenging stretches in our journey Home. But, thankfully, we’ll never experience a Christ-absent day. As you opened the eyes of Elisha’s servant to see the hills covered with horses and chariots of fire, we ask you to show us more of Jesus in the upcoming season of Advent.

Truly, we don’t need a cavalry, but The Calvary. Because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, “greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). May your love drive out our fears, your peace rule in our hearts, and your grace guide what we see. May we see Jesus as sovereign over our lingering regrets, unknown future, and present everything.

We are never without an Advocate, Intercessor, and Friend. Legions of angels answer his bidding; demons flee his presence; hurricanes become zephyrs at his speaking. During the entire season of Advent, may Jesus’ beauty and love take our breath away; then fill our lungs with the oxygen of grace. So very Amen we pray, in his tender and triumphant name.

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