by Tim Whetstone
Advent season is here and this is more than a mere 2,000 year old tradition. We take time to reflect on the One who brought Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace – even in diapers. And we seek to be transformed by the One who comes daily in our lives today while we wait and serve in anticipation for the One who will come in again in full glory. This is a call to believers to re-remember how God is the one who did come and who is actually always coming.
We live between Advents, in a world that is still filled with darkness and amongst a people who are most definitely searching for hope, love, joy and peace. We Christians, believe in the narrative of a good and caring God and we cling to the promise that, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it” (John 1:15). Therefore, will you celebrate this story, be transformed by this story, and live this story as Saint John and Saint Paul called us to. “As God’s dear children … be like him, and live in love as Christ loved you, and gave himself up on your behalf …(Ephesians 5:1-2; 1 John 3:16).
The Gift has come and may the one who is Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, Light and Life fill you this day and forever so that you too may give it away to others.