Category: Advent Reflections

Devotional thoughts for the Advent season

Christmas Day: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25 CHRISTMAS DAY John 1:1-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into… Continue Reading “Christmas Day: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love!”

Christmas Eve: Love In The Limbo

Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) Luke 2:1-20 (NRSV) In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to… Continue Reading “Christmas Eve: Love In The Limbo”

Advent #11: Love In The Limbo

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22 2 Samuel 7:1-11,16 (NRSV) Now when the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, the king said to the prophet Nathan, “See now, I am living in a house of cedar,… Continue Reading “Advent #11: Love In The Limbo”

Advent #10: Love In The Limbo

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 Luke 1:26-38 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he… Continue Reading “Advent #10: Love In The Limbo”

Advent #9: Joy In The Junk

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 (NRSV) Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything; hold fast to what… Continue Reading “Advent #9: Joy In The Junk”

Advent #8: Joy In The Junk

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 (NRSV) The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,    because the Lord has anointed me;he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,    to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captives,    and release to the prisoners;to proclaim the year of… Continue Reading “Advent #8: Joy In The Junk”

Advent #7: Joy In The Junk

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 John 1:6-8,19-28 (NRSV) There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to… Continue Reading “Advent #7: Joy In The Junk”

Advent #6: Peace In The Pandemic

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 2 Peter 3:8-15a (NRSV) But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think… Continue Reading “Advent #6: Peace In The Pandemic”

Advent #5: Peace In The Pandemic

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 Isaiah 40:1-11 (NRSV) A voice says, “Cry out!”    And I said, “What shall I cry?”All people are grass,    their constancy is like the flower of the field.The grass withers, the flower fades,    when the breath of the Lord blows upon it;    surely the people are grass.The grass… Continue Reading “Advent #5: Peace In The Pandemic”

Advent #4: Peace In The Pandemic

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 Mark 1:1-8 (NRSV) The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,“See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,    who will prepare your way;the voice of one crying out in… Continue Reading “Advent #4: Peace In The Pandemic”