Advent Devotional by Alisa Desjardin, Monday December 2, 2019
Posted on December 2, 2019 | Posted by Mary Stoneback
As a former High-School Science teacher when I hear the word “light” I think of the complete spectrum of wavelengths we call light.
The human eye can only see one small fraction of that light. There are wavelengths both longer and shorter than our eye can detect, but they still exist even if we cannot see them. Humans have put them to use, think of radio, or infrared, or x-ray wavelengths. As I consider God’s Love. . . there are instances in which I can see his love manifested in my life–a loving family, good friends, good health are all blessings. But faith assures me there are many aspects of God’s love that I cannot see. During the difficult times of our lives, we may not see his love for us as clearly, but his love is most certainly there, guiding and comforting us.
The last few years, Joe and I have relocated several times–from Loveland CO to Cody WY and then downtown Denver, till most recently Colorado Springs. It is hard to leave dear friends and familiar routines. The uncertainty of a new community and unfamiliar faces is exhausting. Shortly after moving, I have found it helpful to identify a church home. The support of other faithful members eases the burden and smooths the transition. This care is God’s Love. Not the most direct love–It is a different wavelength, which certainly I can feel and use even if I cannot see it. It offers the intangibles of comfort and relief so important in the difficult days.
Dear Lord, as we watch the light change during this season, we reflect on your love. The comfort and healing you provide may not always be clear and direct. Help us find relief in this community of believers, as you work through them to guide and comfort us. Amen.