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Advent is a time of reflection, not simply getting ready for Christmas.
It’s an invitation to consider the whole story of Jesus, not just his birth.
The whole story of Jesus is loaded with life and hope, with possibility and expectation.
You’re invited to do this with us as we gather online for worship (see media tab).
A song often sung and played during this time of year is “O Holy Night.” It’s from a French poem (1847) titled ‘Minuit, chrétiens’ (Midnight, Christians). The lyrics include:
“A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.”
We know the weariness of this world: pandemic, violence, injustice, lost jobs and the like.
May God stir in each of us a “thrill of hope” and a sense of “new and glorious morn” coming.
This is what Jesus brings: hope and new life.
This is what Advent is about.