Waiting for Jesus ... Our Peace

Advent: The arrival of a notable person, thing, or event; appearance, emergence, dawn, birth; the coming or second coming of Christ For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (NIV, emphasis mine) Advent Musing: This world is not a peaceful place. Modern technology enables us to know in fact, not just in theory, that cruel and horrible acts happen just about all the time all over the world. We have instant access to the latest tragedy whenever and wherever it occurs. We have no rest from news of atrocities and natural disasters. We see mind-numbing pictures […] Read more »

Waiting for Jesus ... Our Joy

Advent: The arrival of a notable person, thing, or event; appearance, emergence, dawn, birth; the coming or second coming of Christ Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 (NIV, emphasis mine) Advent Musing: The look on my son-in-law’s face as he watched our daughter walk down the aisle toward him is forever etched in my mind. My head was like a swivel between the bride and the groom. My eyes flowed with tears as our girl and her daddy, my own dear husband, […] Read more »

Waiting for Jesus … Love Revealed

Advent: The arrival of a notable person, thing, or event; appearance, emergence, dawn, birth; the coming or second coming of Christ This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:9-10 (NIV, emphasis mine) Advent Musing: “But he told me he loved me,” she wept, broken by his betrayal. Precious friend, his mouth may have said the words, “I love you,” but his actions told the truth, didn’t they? God did not only speak words of love, God showed his love among us by […] Read more »