Matthew 24:36-44 for Sunday, December 1, 2013











This is a place for meditation and prayer and seeking God’s nearness through slowing down with the Scripture. Sometimes the nearness comes as affirmation and sometimes it comes as challenge. And perhaps at times, the silence is all there is. No matter what, I trust that God is giving you and me just what is needed for the path. Thank you for joining me in this. May the first part of the Advent journey, which begins this Sunday, unfold just as needed. Don’t forget to drop me a note in the comments section!
Deepest Peace with You,

Artwork: Drawing Near by Jan Richardson
Music: Your Time by Stephen Iverson (

Published by Todd Spencer

I am a spiritual director, a minister of spiritual formation, a husband and father. I live in the beautiful town of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

6 thoughts on “Matthew 24:36-44 for Sunday, December 1, 2013

  1. I am not sure if posting links to images works but I will try! If I had to title it, I think I would say something about waiting in anticipation, it is Advent after all!


  2. Hello!
    I tried to quiet myself as best I could with my active family upstairs and me in my office below. I nearly missed the image as you were reading the first time. It was an extreme close-up of the middle left of Jesus’ robbed chest. Just before the image faded He revealed that under the robe was a small tattoo in the shape of a heart, right over where his heart would be inside. The second time I honed in on the words ” you have no idea” and “but you do know…”

    I don’t know who Jesus is in his fullness, or when he will come again, but I do know that he loves me. 🙂 And I don’t have to worry about that time. Just keep listening and drawing near to him, so I can know him better. Blessings on your weekend!


  3. Hi Todd,
    Thank you for your work in guided lectio divina. It is like a drink of cool water in the desert for the soul. I am a lay pastor for a small rural congregation. I study a lot for my sermons, but lectio divina reveals rich gems from Scripture that one does not often get from commentaries.
    Since you want to know, I live in a small fruit farming community near Lake Erie, in the “chimney” of Pennsylvania.


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