April and I decided to celebrate Advent, the season in the church calendar where we prepare for Jesus' birth, this year by going through a devotional together. Gordon-Conwell, the seminary where I'm currently taking classes, sends out an Advent daily devotional book written by professors. I really enjoyed doing it last year, and feel like this will be a good thing for us to do together as we prepare for Christmas and the birth of our first child!
The first day's devotion was from Psalm 146, and these words have been echoing in my head since I read it as we wait for Jesus, the only one in whom we can truly hope:
"Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever."
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Since today is the last day of November, it's the end of our 30 posts in 30 days challenge. We only fell one short, which is really good for us!