There will be a day

Readings for Wednesday December 2, 2009

First Reading: Isaiah 25:6-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 23
Gospel: Matthew 15:29-37

On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples A feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations; he will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; The reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth; for the Lord has spoken. On that day it will be said: “Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us! This is the LORD for whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!” For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain. (Is 25:6-10)

As I read this passage from Isaiah today, I am reminded of a song by Jeremy Camp. The song is called "There will be a day", and the main chorus goes like this:

There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more,
we'll see Jesus face to face
But until that day, we'll hold on to you always

This is a beautiful song about the hope that is brought through from Christ. Just as Isaiah brought hope to the people of Israel during their difficult times, we too must remember the words of Isaiah during our most challenging and darkest times. No matter how difficult things may get for us, we must remember that it is only temporary, and if we are will to hang in their with God until the end, then when we finally reach heaven, all the pain, the despair, the troubles will all be gone. Jesus came into this world for us, so that we might have life everlasting, and in an often unsure world, Christ is the one thing that we can always count on.

During this season of Advent, let us all reflect on what Jesus came here to do ... lead us to something better.

Father above, we thank you and give you praise for this day. Lord, thank you for all that you have given us and thank you for leading us to you in an eternal life in heaven. We are not deserving of all that you give us, but you choose to have mercy on us and to love us unconditionally anyways. We pray for all those in need of conversion, and may during this Advent season we all have a deeper love and understanding of you and our faith. We ask this all through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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