In this video from Life Teen, Joel Stepanek helps us understand the readings for the Third Sunday of Advent for Year A (Gaudete Sunday). The theme for these readings is joyful hope.
God saves His people. We can be confident that He never forgets us. Throughout the ages there are troubles, but God brings us comfort and life. He liberates us not from our struggles, but from our sins. We patiently wait for the final victory of Jesus Christ, but we also live our lives in hope now.