ADVENT: Ready to See

Our Advent readings seem like they could have come from our current news feeds. Present life raises a cry for broken humanity to be healed. In our global and local anguish, we long to see the tender words of Advent—hope, peace, joy and love—made manifest. We are ready to receive revelation, to see justice come that raises up low places and levels arrogant high places. Advent assures us that God works beyond the place I’m standing today. Comfort, O Comfort my people! These are words for threshold moments, for instances in which we long to move through the current places and events of our lives and to be carried along by both God’s reality present to us now, and his promise to come again. We long to live in a secure kingdom. We search for a word that will last forever. This word, is of course, Jesus Christ. He is the brightest of all possible dawns. “Yes! Come Lord Jesus! This Advent we open ourselves to see you.”

Sunday, December 17th

Readings: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; John 1:1-18

Sunday, December 10th

Readings: Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8