Today’s Scripture: John 10:10
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (NIV)
As I write this, my father is in the hospital and seriously ill. Like the thief that comes in the night, it seems that overnight he has been robbed of both his physical and mental health. While I am saddened by his decline, at this Advent Season I find solace in knowing that Christ came to this world so that we might have abundant life. I know that when my father’s earthly time is done, because of the promise of Christ he will experience a full life beyond the confines of his hospital bed.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son. At this Advent time we look forward to once again celebrating his holy birth. We thank you for Jesus and the opportunity we have to experience a full and eternal life through him. Amen.