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 45:6-8, 18, 21-25                                      

“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.” v. 22

Today’s scripture makes it clear; there is no one like our God. These verses emphasize just how powerful, awesome, and big God really is. He is the creator of all, and only he can save. This is something we have all heard before and would readily confirm. However, at times our lives suggest otherwise. When that happens, we need reminders like today’s scripture that we serve a God who is bigger and more powerful than anything we will encounter. So often, we live our lives as if our problems and trials are bigger than our God is.

We allow fears and the demands of our daily lives to control us. Just like Peter walking on the water, when we take our eyes off the God of the universe, we start to sink. Even when it feels like the wind and waves are about to overtake us, he is there with an outstretched hand.

During this season of fake white beards and plastic trees, God is the one true thing we can count on. He is the powerful, unparalleled God who has the ability to quiet the storm and calm the sea.  When life seems too big to handle or you reach the end of your rope, ask yourself, how big is my God?

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