The Sons of Korah sing Psalm 85 while looking in the rear-view mirror.
They’re reflecting on where they’ve been, on the road they’ve taken, on the missteps and the catastrophes and the grand vistas and the sun rises. And two things stand out:
- First, God has restored all that has been broken and lost. Hallelujah! As you review this last year, may you take great comfort in knowing that nothing surrendered to God is wasted. Nothing.
- Second, they need God to restore them again. Restoration is not a one-time event. They (and we) need it again and again. “Restore us again, O God our Savior!” they cry (v. 4). “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you (v. 6)?” May this Advent be a season in which you, and those you love, come to life again. May you be restored and revived again and again and again.
Here are the passages our community is reading together this week:
Advent Week One, Nov. 29 – Dec. 5:
Psalm 85: 8-13