Saturday, 1 December 2018

An Oracle

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"An oracle. The word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi..." - Malachi 1:1 (NRSV)

As we begin this Advent journey I propose we start gently. It is important to reflect on the name 'Malachi' before we even go deeper into the prophetic words of the book. 

We are not even sure if Malachi was a real person's name, because there doesn't seem to be any other record of his life. However, what is certain is that 'Malachi' means 'My MESSENGER' and so when we begin reading the rest of the book, we note that all that follows is intended to be a clear message from God. 

The Birth of Jesus was a clear message from the Father. It has been spoken of for generations and generations, yet it never grows old. And so whether the Message of the Messiah comes to us via a priest, prophet, uneducated servant or even a child, we would be wise to STOP and listen.

Are you listening this Advent season?

Living in Grace

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