Then Comes the Light
We have officially hit the season.
Many of us are shopping away for our kids, our families, and (let's all be honest) ourselves.
But more than just the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season, which we admittedly love, we also recognize the more of the season with our celebration of Advent. Advent is a wonderful time to recognize the tension of the already and the not yet.
There is a favorite Christmas song of ours that goes like this:
"Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men."
This idea of despair and hate being this place where the Bells of hope peel all the louder reminds us of the darkest of night being pierced by the light of dawn. It seems so often in the darkness and difficult that God meets us there. Isn't that Immanuel? God with us.
Join us this Sunday as we begin our 4 week Advent series, "Then Comes the Light."
We will walk through the prophet Isaiah and 2 Samuel as we understand what it means to wait for the Light that has already come.