The servant will bring justice. The servant will also be meek. Can these things coexist?
Scripture readings and devotional thoughts to set the tone for the Christmas season.
God is like a parent who has laid our expectations for God’s children.
Waiting to receive our wrapped gifts on Christmas day can be a lot like waiting to see how God’s plan will unfold.
Let us not confuse the reason for our hope with the positive side effects of Christmas. The birth of Jesus is our hope.
Kick off the Advent season thinking about anticipation.
Mary showed us the correct response to Christmas. Her insights about the coming of Jesus were more true than she knew.
The announcement of the birth of John the Baptist comes before any information about Jesus. When God makes a move, God announces it first.
We can shape our expectations about the Christmas season in a more positive way. Jesus exceeded Israel’s expectations and so we should be optimistic that this Christmas will exceed our expectations.
A “reader’s theater style” presentation of the nativity story. It’s nice to be reminded about the reason we celebrate Christmas.