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So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

Jodie Niznik

Finding Hope in Jesus, Guided Advent Meditation 1 | John 14:1-6

November 27, 2023   ●   18 min

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This week’s podcast is a Guided Lectio Divina Scripture meditation for the first week of Advent focused on hope.

Jesus is our true and lasting hope.

Without hope, we become disillusioned – troubled with fear and anxiety about the future.

Yet, Jesus tells us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.”

We find hope in trusting Jesus with our future. We find hope in believing that this life is not all there is. We find hope that someday, “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

Hope is an appropriate place to start Advent. We are a people who need hope.

I pray you find hope as you meditate on Jesus’ words through this Christian meditation.

The full meditation passage is as follows:

John 14:1-6, NIV

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


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