Sometimes it looks like God has changed his mind, but really it is our repentance that allows us to receive his grace differently. Repentance itself is a grace.
The longing we feel for a COVID vaccine pales to the longing we ought to feel for the return of Jesus.
Advent is a penitential season focused on the second and then the first comings of Christ.
Faith is more like the coals than the flames of a fire. And these coals fuel our hope.
Regardless of whatever manifestation it takes, be it adventure or justice or peace or holiness, the desires of our hearts will be fulfilled by the Lord, partially now and perfectly on the last day. May that day come quickly! Come, Lord Jesus!
It may sound crazy, but immersing myself in Advent has had wonderful fruits.
Jeremiah trusted that God would fulfill his promise, even when that promise seemed least certain. We have the same hope, but with the reassurance that Christ is with us always.