First Sunday of Advent

In the last days the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD. Isaiah 2:2-5

Today is the first day of Advent, the season of anticipating our Deliverer. It is in this season that we become more aware of the darkness that encloses us. Despairing of the darkness of our own hearts, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Jer 17:9, we wait...

Deliverance is promised. Light is promised. As we light the first candle, our hope is kindled as the flame flickers, dashing the darkness. We have not been abandoned. God sends His light to show us where to walk, to find our way Home.

There is hope.


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