The season of Advent is a time of anticipation as we wait and prepare with hope for the birth of Jesus, and we’re called to wait actively. Opening ourselves to a different perspective can bring a sense of hope in the midst of despair – allowing joy to creep in no matter what. Opening to the perspectives of others can shift our fear to compassion, turning swords into plows. Salvation is near, says the scripture, when we wake up, when we prepare room in our lives for new Light, new insight, and new hope to enter.
This is the first message in the series, “Heaven and Nature Sing: 300 Years of ‘Joy to the World.'” Pastor Mary’s message is based on Isaiah 2: 1-5 and Romans 13: 11-14. To read it, click here.