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.
The paradox of death and life, and of risk and resurrection, are quite simply the essence of the Easter story. For indeed we are promised that death and darkness are not the end; new life and hope await each of us.
True to Jesus’s style in his mortal life, it wasn’t the rich and powerful who were first in the kingdom of heaven, nor the first to receive the news of his resurrection.
May we all be willing to have outward-looking perspectives, anticipating joy, living generously, appreciating God’s surprises, believing in miracles and sharing the good news with others.
What does it mean to set my mind on things above and trust my creator?
Challenges are a part of living, and sometimes all we can do is trust that in one way or another, God will restore us.
We have such comforting words from the Lord to meditate on today: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”