Weekly Update for the week of Nov. 28th
This year, Thanksgiving came a little earlier than we’re used to. There were 5 Thursdays instead of the usual
4 so here we are beginning to think about the Christmas season. This coming Sunday will be the first Sunday of Advent. We have lit candles in our fellowship as long as I can remember. It’s one of the traditions I look forward the most during this season. Each Sunday there is a specific emphasis. The first is Hope. Without hope in our lives, we falter.
For some, this is the worst time of the year because they have lost hope in everything. It doesn’t have to be the disenfranchised, the homeless and the destitute that feel this lack of hope. Some may have nearly every material thing a person could want and still have no hope.
Isaiah 9:2 tells us that people were walking in darkness but a great Light came and lived in the land. He still does today, but those who refuse to accept His amazing mercy and grace are still in the dark.
As we enter this season of Christmas, let’s reflect on the true reason we celebrate. It’s not the shopping until we drop, or all the food we will consume, or the parties we attend. It’s recognizing and celebrating the fact that we don’t have to live in the dark anymore. Jesus Christ came to show us God’s love and that we can live in the light forever.
Are you living in the Light?