“Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of the people he will take away from all the earth…this is the Lord for whom we have waited let us be glad and rejoice.” ~ Isaiah 25
The Gospel today is the feeding of the five thousand, complemented by the first reading in Isaiah of being on the mountain of the Lord where a feast of rich food and well-aged wines will be served. In the Psalm, we hear the beloved words that the Lord will prepare a table for us. We wait during Advent for Jesus to arrive in our lives anew. He will feed us with all that we need and more. That is the power and pleasure of our Lord. We cannot even begin to imagine what that day will look like. Our tears will be wiped away and all of our sufferings will cease. Rejoice and be glad! Hang on to hope this week. Come, Lord Jesus, come.