WHAT WE CELEBRATE during Advent and Christmas is the completely new way God comes to us in Jesus Christ. We also celebrate the new persons we are becoming because God sent Jesus, God’s own beloved Son, to the world God loved so much. …
Our Advent celebrations are based on our hope that God will bring a new heaven and a new earth in which all creatures have everything they need for life and live together in harmony with one another.
– Blair Gilmer Meeks
Expecting the Unexpected
From pages 16-17 of Expecting the Unexpected: An Advent Devotional Guide by Blair Gilmer Meeks. Copyright © 2006 by Blair Gilmer Meeks. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
What do you hope for during Advent? Share your thoughts.
Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.
James 5:7, NRSV
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This week we remember: Ambrose (December 7).
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