As churches prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth, Goshen College offers an online spiritual resource to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to welcome Advent, even in the midst of busy schedules and hectic lives.
Into a cold and dark world may we all find the courage, the conviction, the resourcefulness to venture forth into the night and add our voices to the peace-filled chorus of love that calls to us anew each Christmas.
By Andrew Pauls, a sophomore music major from Kinzers, Pennsylvania DEVOTIONAL: Think back to those days when you were young. Those days when your biggest responsibility was choosing what bedtime story Mom should read, and the thing you dreaded most was the steamed broccoli that Dad insisted you eat to “make you big and strong.” Or … Keep reading »
God’s beauty is revealed: Christ the Savior is born! We all join in jubilant praise, and together, go racing through the house!
The Christmas tree, like these words of Isaiah, is an unrestrained expression of joy in anticipation of God’s vindication.
Lately I have found myself thinking a lot about Mary. The Virgin, sweet and mild, holy and pure, the mother of God.
God has revealed God’s truest self in the figure of Jesus. As a child King, as a living sacrifice, His life of supreme love is both mystery and revelation, all wrapped up together.
“I will sing of the Lord’s great Love forever,” — the fact that we have this opportunity is absolutely amazing.
At first read, this passage, buried deep in the historical books of the Old Testament, seems to have little to do with Advent. What does it mean that our God is far less interested in having a permanent house built than in ensuring the Israelites will find rest, will be at home?
By Abby Deaton, a senior communication major from Indianpolis THIS WEEK’S THEME: “Oh, That You Would Reveal Your Love” THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 | Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 | Romans 16:25-27 | Luke 1:26-38 DEVOTIONAL: “Mama once told me you’re already home where you feel love.” These were the words ringing in my head on an overcrowded bus in Lima, … Keep reading »