(Isaiah 52:7-10) How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the LORD returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God. [NIV]
God, help us to be like the watchmen this Advent season. Let us lift our voices in joy. Help us be the kind of people who bring good news, proclaiming peace and salvation. Lift away the gloom of doubt and fear from us as we celebrate the coming of Jesus, the Prince of Peace like the dawning of a new day.