Advent – Canticle Isaiah 12:2-6 – I Will Trust and Not Be Afraid

Canticle Isaiah 12:2-6

2Surely God is my salvation;

I will trust, and will not be afraid,

for the LORD GOD is my strength and my might;

he has become my salvation.

3With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 4And you will say in that day:

Give thanks to the LORD,

call on his name;

make known his deeds among the nations;

proclaim that his name isexalted.

5Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously;

let this be known in all the earth.

6Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion,

for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit is silent meditation five to fifteen minutes paying attention to the deep breath.
  • As you pay attention to your deep breath, lower or close your eyes as you feel led, focusing on your interior space.
  • Notice the well within you.
  • Describe the well.
  • What is the name of the well?
  • Embrace this well with in you. 
  • Return your focus to your interior space.
  • Name any fear you are experiencing.
  • Love this fear place in you.
  • Let the cool water of the well speak to fear.
  • Hear the good news of this Advent season.  Trust God and do not be afraid.
  • Give thanks to God for this time in seeking Trust and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, December 16, 2018, the Third Sunday of Advent (Year C)
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Isaiah 12:2-6
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18

(c) 2018 The Rev. Dr. Lil Smith, DASD.  Permission to use in not-for-profit settings.  Please give credit to author.