Third Sunday in Advent
V – Victorious. Rather than a failure as we look upon the our saviour an accept his
saving grace we know that, however much we fail him and feel unworthy, we are
victorious, because he has won the Victory over Satan and evil and so we too
share in that victory, and will be with the Father as his adopted sons in Heaven!
E – Expectation. Matt.24:36. All the wise men had were some astronomical signs,
yet they fully expected to meet with the baby Jesus, despite obstacles which could
have convinced them that they were on a wild goose chase No one, not even Jesus,
except the Father knows the hour when Jesus will return. We should, therefore, be
constantly on the alert and preserve the awareness that he could return at anytime,
despite doubts that we might occasionally have. We must expect the unexpected.
It’s easy to think that it hasn’t happened for 2000 years, therefore, I could probably
get away with not making a full commitment to Jesus and satisfy all my worldly
desires for one more year! But, no Paul reminds us that the night is nearly over and
the day is upon us and he entreats us to clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus
Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of our sinful nature Rom. 13:12