Hope in the darkest nights



Daily reading: 2 Kings 22:1-10, 23:1-3
Tuesday December 1, 2015

Focus passage: “Go to the high priest Hilkiah.  Have him carefully count the money that has been brought the LORD’s temple and that has been collected from the people by the doorkeepers.  It should be given to the supervisors in charge of the LORD’s temple, who in turn should pay it to those who are in the LORD’s temple, repairing the temple -  2 Kings 22:4-5

Hope is what gives way in the darkest nights and pushes us to live into a reality not yet here.  Josiah came to throne in a time of uncertainty and darkness.  His actions embodied hope for the people. 

The kings before him, allowed the worship of other gods even in God’s holy temple.  Josiah is concerned with the state of disrepair he finds the temple in and so he sends word to the high priests to hire skilled workers to repair it.  While they are repairing the temple, Hilkiah one of the temple priest’s find the scroll of the Lord, which means the Torah.
Are there aspects of your relationship with God that are in need of repair?

Is there someone in your life that you have a strained relationship with?  Be in prayer for God to help you discern how to mend that relationship or if need be break from it.

Prayer:  God of all beginnings and fresh starts bring your hope into our lives today.  Amen.

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