Advent 4, Thursday, Year B

Inspired by Hebrews 1:1-4

“Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds.” Hebrews 1:1-2 (NRSV)

Change is a part of life. People change, cultures change, expectations change, even language changes. Sometimes it seems that the only thing you can count on is that everything will change, and it can be very difficult to find your way through this tumultuous world.

But one thing that doesn’t change is God’s love for us. As the world changes, God finds new ways to communicate that love to us. First God created the world through the Son whom he loves. Then he spoke to his people through the prophets. Then he sent his Son into the world to speak to us directly. And now we are the body of Christ, a living, breathing, dynamic body of love that can adapt to our current environment and continue to proclaim the never-changing love of God to an ever-changing world.

Let us pray. Lord God, you are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Help us to be the body of Christ in the world, that we may be your voice and proclaim your love and grace to all your creation. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.