During the season of Advent, people from our congregation at Martins Creek Mennonite Church have collaborated to create an Advent devotional.  Each entry has been written by one of our own, both young and old.  We hope these meditations are a blessing to you during this Advent season.

Isaiah 40:25-31                                                  

For some, this time of year can be overwhelming with all the baking, shopping, preparation, and studying for final exams. We seem to lose sight of what the true meaning of what December holds. As Christmas Day creeps closer and closer, our to-do list appears to be seemingly endless. We not only physically grow faint and weary, but mentally as well. Take a day to slow down, pray and thank God for what He has blessed you with and eliminate one nonessential task from your to-do list. Ask for a body and spirit lift from God. This time of year is meant to be enjoyed. Find pleasure in your daily duties, and be optimistic in what God has in store for you. God is omnipotent, He can do anything.

All we need to do is what the last verse in Isaiah 40:25-31 says, “Those who wait in the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” What a wonderful reminder that is, that God gives power to those who are tired and worn out, and offers strength to the weak. So no matter how lengthy and tedious our to-do list is, God will help us to complete what needs to be done and still be able to have adequate amount of energy to enjoy this holy season.

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