Thankful for Hope

The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.

Isaiah 9:2

I’m thankful for Sundays. They’ve been a bit different since the pandemic. Much has changed.

Today is the first Sunday of Advent.

Churches around the world will light the first candle and speak of the hope we have. Hope in the resurrection. Hope in the soon returning king.

Hope for the future. And for today.

It seems that this time of year the holidays run together.

We go pretty quickly from spooky to thankful to giving, and of course hope.

Truth is, thankfulness should not just be a season, nor should giving.

As a wearer of the red suit, I spend the year focusing on the season of giving.

Spooky can have October…well, some of it.

There is always hope. Today we light the candle that reminds us of hope that came in a manger.

This Wednesday, I’ll begin a series of posts that walks us toward that manger.

For now, enjoy your Sunday and remember that a light has dawned.

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