Psalms for Advent -- Seeking God’s Favor
During Christmas, we’re constantly rushing around, busy preparing for parties and programs and presents. It seems like there’s hardly any time to slow down, sit down, and wait. But celebrating the waiting and longing for “the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:11-14) is precisely what Advent is all about. Waiting for the promises of God to be fulfilled.
This Advent season, we’re going to look at several Psalms as the writers looked to the Lord God for salvation during times of desperation. In Psalm 80, Asaph cried out to God asking Him to restore us, rescue us, and revive us. In times of greatest need, God hears our cry for salvation and pours out His favor upon us. It’s our times of quiet desperation that are the cause for our greatest celebrations.
sermon by: Larry Murray