Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
It should be a crime, what the Nobel committee did to Dr. Damadian, BlackEagle.
Instead, the entire thing was ignored by all but the Christian news sources.
But as Christ said - they have their reward.
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is a word meaning the coming, or the arrival of something important. The advent of television, for instance, or the advent of the computer.
In many Western Christian churches, however, it has a very specific meaning; it is a time preceding Christmas when we prepare for the appearance of the Christ. We consider Advent to begin on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, and end on Christmas Eve.
This time period is a double celebration; it is a celebration of Christs first coming in his physical birth in Bethlehem as described in the synoptic gospels, and an anticipation of the second coming of Christ the King as described in the book of Revelation.
In the marvelous mini-series Broken Trail by Walter Hill, Robert Duvall speaks on more than one burial ceremony, and includes the words: “We're all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing house. Birth 'til death. We travel between the eternities”
The Advent season we are entering fits precisely into this quote. You and I, all of us, are traveling though this world. We live here in a brief period between our birth and our death, in a historical period between the birth of Christ and his second coming.
We have the choice of living this brief life small, or living it large.
We can plod along from home to work, from birth to death, and pass into eternity leaving nothing of ourselves behind.
Or we can live our physical life as Christ showed us how to do. A life of service to others. A life of bringing comfort to those that are hurting. A life of support to those that are weak. I life of giving the message of hope to those that feel hopeless.
Make this Advent season a time of soul-searching for you. Seek God's will for your life, and strive to follow it.
1 Timothy 4:8 (KJV);
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.