Grace and peace to you in the name of our Advent Hope, Jesus Christ who is coming into the world!
Our Model for Advent - a period of waiting - is Mary, Jesus' mother. She receives the news that the God of all Creation will be growing within her. She willingly accepts. She accepts, with grace well beyond her young years or simple life, the hope of all her people and the hope of all humanity: God's presence. She patiently awaits whatever will come next. Like all pregnant women, she went through the physical and emotional challenges, but also bore the burden of waiting patiently for her own savior to be born.
May we delight in slowing down and considering the meaning of the Incarnation for each and all of us. God in flesh. God among us. God in a body like ours. God, in a body like ours, loving us completely!
Wait in joy!
Grace+Peace, Pastor Joel
Sunday School: 9:45am Worship: 10:45am Service