God’s kingdom realized is the overarching theme of the lectionary selections for this week which include: Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7, and Luke 3:7-18.
Zephaniah 3:15 – The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more.
We begin our week with a reminder that despite what might be going on around us, God remains in control. We can live a life filled with hope and free of fear for God is always with us.
Almighty and everlasting God, protect us from any obstacles that prevent us from living into your will for us. Amen.