May hope be revealed to us, not only as a distant destination, but also as the journey itself: in the small, sometimes faltering, steps of faith – our own and those around and before us – that carry us onward.
At this early point in Advent season, as we reluctantly accept the imminence of winter, it is helpful to remember that “hope that is seen is not hope.”
The miracle of Advent is most simply named, Emanuel, God-with-us, Christ-in-us. I, for one, can’t wait to see the artfully designed, yet unpredictable beauty of God’s hiddenness, God’s mystery, revealed in each one of us.
By Bob Yoder, campus pastor THIS WEEK’S THEME: “Oh, That You Would Reveal Your Hope” THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 64:1-9 | Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (3) | 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 | Mark 13:24-37 WELCOME: Welcome to Goshen College’s online devotionals for the 2014 Advent season! Our theme this year, taken from the Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada worship resources found in … Keep reading »
Beginning Nov. 24 (the Monday prior to the first Sunday in Advent) and culminating on Christmas Day, Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide weekday reflections based on lectionary Scripture passages.