Bishop Barron's Advent Reflection Second Friday in Advent Abrham's Expectation
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Second Friday in Advent
From beginning to end of Scripture we discover stories of people who are compelled to wait.
patriarch Abraham received the promise that he would become, despite
his old age, the father of a son and through that son the father of
descendants more numerous than the stars in the night sky. But the
fulfillment of that promise was a long time in coming. Through many
years, as he and his wife grew older and older, as the likelihood of
their parenthood became increasingly remote, Abraham waited.
he doubt? Did he wonder whether he had misconstrued the divine promise?
Did he waver in his faith? Did he endure the taunts of his enemies and
the pitying glances of his friends? Probably. But he waited, and in time
the promise came true.
season of Advent reminds us that God sometimes completes his will only
after a long period of time. So, like Abraham, we wait.