Category Archives: Samuel

God is with us

Fourth Sunday of Advent

[But that night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said: “Go, tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD:] I have been with you wherever you went.'” 2 Samuel 7:9a

[The angel Gabriel] said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” Luke 1:28b

God is with me always. God is with you always. May we always remember we have nothing to fear: God is with us.

Listen

Buisson ardent en mosaïque de la coupole 1 de la nef de la basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde à Marseille By Robert Valette (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Buisson ardent en mosaïque de la coupole 1 de la nef de la basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde à Marseille
By Robert Valette (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sometimes God speaks to me through the mind-opening words of a song, a poem, a friend. Sometimes God speaks to me through the kindness and compassion of a stranger, a family member, a medical professional. Sometimes God speaks to me through my gut feelings, instincts, life experiences. Sometimes God speaks to me when I read sacred Scripture.

Maybe God is always speaking to me. Today I will practice listening more deeply.

Samuel answered, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 3:10b