Celtic Advent Day 34: Lord Antiphon

Celtic Advent Day 34:

Lord. Ask God how He wants to be the Lord of your life. Listen.

O Adonai (O Lord)

O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel,
qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti,
et ei in Sina legem dedisti:
veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento.


Oh Ruler of Israel
Moses in the burning bush;
And if a law on Mount Sinai;
to redeem us with an outstretched.

Isaiah 33:22 (ESV)

For the Lord is our judge; the Lord is our lawgiver;
the Lord is our king; he will save us.

I must confess. It’s not everyday, especially lately, that I find rest in the Lord as our Eternal King. Lately the source of my rest is by proclaiming who isn’t my king more than leaning in on who is my King. I find myself wobbling on that tightrope of waiting for Peace On Earth and striving to find it already here. Scripture today reminds me of the hope and joy I get when I make God my Lord, not my strife. 

God is not just our judge, but He gives us laws. I like to go deeper with this. There are laws chiseled in stone and mouthed from Jesus. Yet also, there are laws we’re given in our hearts. We have a deep level of consciousness that fill our sails with the wind of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. ( Galatians 5:22-23). Paul says against these things there is no law. Maybe that is because they are the laws written in our Spiritual DNA. When we let go of our egos and fears, we can live obediently to God’s will for our time here, as immigrants, waiting and keeping watch. 


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