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 pp. 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.
Where do you see signs of harmonic living? Share your thoughts.
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior….”
Luke 1:46b-47, NRSV
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This week we remember: Thomas Merton (December 10).
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