Hope of all hopes

Hope of all hopes, dream of our dreams,     a child is born, sweet-breathed; a son is given to us: a living gift. And even now, with tiny features and dewy hair, He is great.     The power of leadership, and the weight of authority, will rest on His shoulders. His name? His name we’ll know in…

Hope differed

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 NIV Hundreds of years of waiting… of wandering… of separation. In one night, the anticipation is over. Ever so subtly, Jesus is born into a world groaning with longing and deep grief. “Jesus was born because God redeemed…

Peace // Advent Week 1

It’s Christmas time & I LOVE that I can say that! I love anticipating activities & events, and that is what the Christmas season is all about. As Pope Francis tweeted earlier today, on this first day of Advent, “the word Advent means coming. The Lord is coming. This is the root of our hope:…

Christmas is here

They (The shepherds) hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. Luke 2:16 Christmas is here. After years of the world waiting, anticipating and pining… Jesus was born. Not at all the way the Messiah’s entrance was expected… but ever so simply, quietly and beautifully…

Jesus’ coming… in our hearts

… Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth. * Advent is the unity of our expectation of the three comings of Christ: in the flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily, and in glory at the end of time. Today we acknowledge and praise God for the expression of His love through Jesus…

Jesus’ coming… in the flesh

God has overwhelmed me this week, these past couple weeks. So much so, I do not think I can adequately write this Advent post. Lord willing, I am going to do my best. Advent is the unity of our expectation of the three comings of Christ: in the flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily,…

What are you waiting for

The Advent season begins this Sunday. This is the season we actively anticipate the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. But not only that… For most of my life, I have thought of the Advent season as the culmination of the year rather than the beginning. I grew up in a church that did…