Advent is the start of something big.
Today is the first Sunday in Advent. It is that time of the Christian Church year that we turn our focus to the return of Jesus while also preparing for Christmas. My devotion for today is based on Luke 21:25-28, “There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars … When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads because your redemption is drawing near.”
Change is coming. Change is exponential by nature and our constant companion as we do life together. At the same time, change is incremental, too, honoring a journey of small daily growth.
Advent pokes us in our slumber and stirs our anticipation of what is to come. In the tomb below Golgotha, dormant and still, Christ rested. Our loving Lord burst energetically into the light, and abundant beauty was unveiled and shared. Advent encourages us to lift our eyes in hope. A new season is coming. New life. Hope. God’s work changes everything.
Please pray with me; Lord of love, thank you for the gift of your grace each day. Thank you for loving me, no matter what. Thank you for being with me yesterday, today, and tomorrow. In Your holy name, I pray. Amen.