Advent, which includes the four Sundays before Christmas, is a Latin word that means “coming” or “arrival.” This is a season of the church year in which we… wait. We symbolically “wait” for the coming of baby Jesus, the Hope in the Christmas story laid in a manger that first Christmas day.
We wait as Mary is told she will give birth to Jesus. We wait as Joseph walks through the emotional toll of a fiancé dealing with an unbelievable claim. We wait as a family experiences one of the most challenging times in their collective story while also being far from home. However, while we symbolically wait for the birth of Jesus, we also are waiting for the coming of Jesus again. Coming to bring the fulfillment of God’s plan; ushering in the reign of God’s Kingdom of love!
Each Sunday PK will share a message that will challenge us to wait not with trepidation, but with hope during the challenging times of our lives. We wait for the dawn of hope!
Sunday, November 28 - Hope in personal struggles.
Sunday, December 5 - Hope when we hurt.
Sunday, December 12 - Hope when we feel lost.
Sunday, December 19 - Hope in a world of unrest.