Sunday was the first day of Advent–waiting for the messiah. It is a favorite time of mine as there are candles, decorations, and a sense of expectation.
Our new church takes Advent seriously, incorporating the theme throughout the Sunday services leading up to, and including, Christmas Eve. This past Sunday’s theme was hope.
We were challenged to take comfort in God’s word as we wait, with hope, for God’s arrival. To wait where we are, listening, seeing, touching in the very moment, assured that we are not alone.
The sanctuary had been beautifully decorated for this season of waiting with expectation.