As we prepare for the coming of Jesus, let us prepare for the restorative force of his message, aware of all that may be in store for us as we walk down that winding path towards restoration.
Maybe, this Advent, we need to feel our soft “clayness” because the Potter is getting ready to throw us on the wheel. To turn us and shape us with firm and skillful hands.
Waiting prepares us. Waiting draws us back to dependence on God as we live into whatever will be.
It’s again the time of the year that Goshen College offers an online resource to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to reflect during the season of Advent.
Often, we separate the ideas of freedom and service but juxtaposed together, the two beautifully articulate gifts presented to us through the birth and life of Christ.
Like Jesus, we have the opportunity to grow in wisdom and strength “and in divine and human favor” by making good choices.
How can you live in community and offer your presence, rather than mere presents?
In the days leading up to Christmas, may we be reminded of God’s magnificent creation and use it as a space to prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming.
Sometimes we feel that we are too busy with exams, readings, work and all sorts of things and forget to take the time to thank God for what we are today.
The unknown author of Hebrews pursues an unlikely remedy: a vigorous exploration of Christ as high priest that aims to take readers beyond a “baby understanding” of the One who came to do God’s will.