Day 8

The Second Sunday of Advent

from the Advent 2023 reading plan

Luke 2:30-31

BY She Reads Truth

We are using the first two Sundays of Advent to anticipate the hope of Jesus’s arrival as we memorize our key passage together. This week we will add the second part of Luke 2:30–31, a reminder that Jesus was born to bring salvation to everyone.

For my eyes have seen your salvation.
You have prepared it
in the presence of all peoples. 
—Luke 2:30–31

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37 thoughts on "The Second Sunday of Advent"

  1. Tina says:

    Sorry this is late, didn’t have time to post, as I had a family day, and time kept slipping by..BUT my heart was praying for ..❤

    TRACI GENDRON..Always in my prayers. ❤

    MARYA KAT, CARA P, LINDA prayer for you is peace of heart, and the knowledge that God is with you in your sadness..❤

    MARIA BAER..GOD is so very good.❤

    MARTHA HIX..In my prayers, dear sister.❤

    CEE GEE..Praying for your sons co-worker as she navigates finding a care-giver for her dear mama,as she brings her home for her last days.. God, in your mercy, hear our prayers..❤

    MERCY..Praying your eye is ‘very’ better and that you are able to be the person, intercessor , God created you to be.❤

    TERESA DONLEY.. Continued prayers for you and yours.❤

    GRAMSIESUE..Lifting both yourself and Steve up in prayer, and hopeful for a resolve, so he can come home.. Hugs wrapped in love and prayers.❤

    DEANA RASCH..HE is ever present. Open your heart and you will always find Him waiting.❤
    As to the baby coming.., If we are all children of God, then this little person is a gift.. Life is never wasted, not your sons, not his girlfriends. Pray for them..give them the Hope we believe, and know that God has this..

    BUT GOD..


    SEARCHING.. on it. I promise.❤ Thank you for always being a support to me..God bless you.❤

    LAURA DIANNE.. God is NOT flawed.. Amen.❤

    SHARON JERSEY GIRL.. LOOKING up with you, dear sister. ❤

    FOSTER MAMA..Sending you love and more love wrapped in prayers and zillions of hugs..❤

    JENNIFER ANAPOL..Praying your anxiety dissolves and you know only peace with each plan and purpose you have..❤

    JENNIFER N..God has the whole world in His hands.. He provides,..Always.❤

    CHERIE BREWER.. Thinking of you..❤

    JANET CALDWELL.. I also do the Lectio 365.. Hello sister..❤

    AMY EB.. Beautifully said..❤

    MARI V..hoping your mama heart is knowing God’s peace that surpasses ALL understanding.. Also joining you in prayer for your friends dad, John, and for the family of the young girl..❤

    GAIL CRAIK.. In my prayers, my love..❤

    VICTORIA E.. Continued prayers for ease at work and your day to day..Hugs from across the pond..❤

    CLARE B. I smile each time I see your ❤.

    RHONDA J..❤I love the song Home.. Thank you for the reminder..❤


    KELLY NEO.. ❤ dear sister..❤

    ADRIENNE..Thank you for you..❤

    I am so very thankful for you all.. God bless you all whatever today looks like..❤

  2. Rhonda J. says:

    Prayers Alyssa, that is horrible! We are in Fort Myers where Hurricane Ian came through and still recovering, your are in my prayers.

    Donna, you are in my prayers, so sorry you lost two close friends in your life. Hugs

    To the one that invited neighbors to a party and church first, that is awesome!! I love that. I always say it’s my neighbors I really want to reach, I like the idea of having the party afters and asking to join you before! I hope they take you up on it. I try to put on FB if anyone wants a church to go to for Christmas….but an actual invite in person would probably be better from me! We have lots of widows in our subdivision.

    I wanted to share something so special with my friends here because it was such a meaningful thing yesterday at my small group! We shared testimonies (I have been encouraging them to think about it or write it down…the basics; life before Christ, how I came to him, and now!) and wow, they were so vulnerable and open. They didn’t sugar coat the life they were living far from God, but then what seems to be devastation or ashes, or hopelessness turns to a joy and peace, and a thrill to live for the Lord now! So I encourage you all to take time to think about what the Lord has done in your life and where He has brought you from! It can really be used to strengthen and encourage others, believers and not!! Your story matters! Share it sisters!! #SIS (I like that!)

    If anybody would like to connect with me on FB I am Rhonda Johnson, Ft. Myers. the profile pic is of me alone in a hat. IG is FMB_Dreamer

    1. Kasey Deschaine says:

      My husband and I are from that immediate area! My husband grew up on Ft Myers beach. We’ve been in Montana for close to 7 years now, but we go back to visit family and friends…this last April we were back and could not bring ourselves to go down to the beach where we’d both grown up for our childhood, the devastation was too much to bare. Continued prayers for restoration of that area.

  3. Donna Wolcott says:

    Thank you all for your prayers.❤️

  4. Missy Csonka says:

    @AlyssaSelby Lifting you,your family,and your community during this time of loss and devastation for you. I am so sorry that you are going through this. I cannot begin to understand or know what you are going thru but we do serve a God that is mightier and bigger than any situation. My heart breaks for you and your family and I pray knowing that God takes care of His people and He will take care of all your needs according to His riches in Glory. Hugs and Love to you sweet Sister. I hope all of you Ladies can feel God’s love and care for each of you this week and always.

  5. Alyssa Selby says:

    Prayers for our family. My husband was laid off last week, and a major tornado hit our town and we’re without power for potentially the next week.

    1. Jenifer N says:

      My son lives in Clarksville. He said the wreckage is devastating. Praying for your family and all involved.

    2. Leah BrooksCondron says:

      I’m so sorry! Praying for you and your family ❤️

    3. Michelle H says:

      Praying for you and all those affected.

    4. Amber Saunders says:

      Praying for your family

    5. Megan Weyandt says:

      Prayers for you and your family ♥️

    6. Hannah pak says:

      Praying for you! Are you near Hendersonville Tennessee?? I heard a tornado hit near there this weekend. If so please reach out to the Life.Church there and I know they would love to be there to support you and your family. I go to the one in options but I know the lead Pastor Joel there and he is amazing.

  6. Michelle Patire says:

    @Tara B, Mandi, Donna W, anyone else with a need – The Lord bless you and be Your light and shield in this time. May He give you strength and courage to do His will. May He give you His presence and comfort. His peace be with you ❤️

    @Adrienne- TY. I posted Friday afternoon saying how I was processing some stuff with the Lord this week, but reading along silently. Glad to know you appreciate my voice, though :) ❤️

  7. Mandi says:

    Thank you Foster Mama!❤️

    I just reread my comment – I definitely should have done that before hitting post! Hopefully you can ascertain the meaning of the sentence about the concert- yikes!

  8. Foster Mama says:

    Great job @ MANDI, stepping out of your comfort zone to do something so beautiful. Praying it goes well.

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