“See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” – Malachi 4:5-6

This is the last Scripture of the Old Testament. This was followed by 400 years of silence. God was setting the stage for the coming of John the Baptist and ultimately the coming of Jesus. This season is the beginning of the Advent, which is Latin for “coming”. This is a season marked by waiting for the promise of God. God wants to reunite families, He wants to restore our hearts, and He wants to bring us back to Himself. May God restore our hearts as we remember the story of Jesus and wait upon the Lord for the promises that He has made to us in Christ.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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