Today’s Advent reading is from the Prophet Zephaniah.
God Rejoices Over You!!
This good news tells us how great is God’s rejoicing over each one of us! Sometimes we may feel like an insignificant weed, but truly we are creations of great and delicate beauty!
Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!
Sing joyfully, O Israel!
Be glad and exult with all your heart,
O daughter Jerusalem!
God has removed the judgment against you,
and has turned away your enemies;
the Ruler of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst,
you have no further misfortune to fear.
On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:
Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!
The Lord, your God is in your midst,
a mighty savior;
God will rejoice over you with gladness,
and renew you in God’s love,
God will sing joyfully because of you,
as one sings at festivals.