Day 1 of Advent
Scott L. (1997)
“By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
When I was asked to find a meaningful verse to write about, I was confused. I didn’t know whether I should make it pertain to Advent, the time when we wait for the coming of our lord, or whether it should be a verse that I personally use to draw strength and wisdom. I’ll try now to do both.
The above is a quote from Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist. He was filled with the Holy Spirit when he spoke this prophecy. He knew that his son would prepare us for the coming of the Lord, as the angel had told him.
Greetings! This year's Advent devotions combine contributions from past years, interlaced with current contributions.
Introduction by the late Irma Ward, Pastor Emeritus:
"It is the prayer of those who have shared their Advent thoughts with you that this Holy Season will bring you a deepening sense of His presence. The One whose name is Emmanuel, God with Us!
Every page is personal witness of this fact, that in Christ we are encouraged, supported, comforted, challenged, forgiven, redeemed, blessed. Here are Scriptures of special meaning to persons in our fellowship; an intimate opening of hearts, a sharing of joy and pain, of promise and fulfillment. Some meditations are written by young children, others by youth and young adults, still others by mature and senior members of our fellowship. Each one reminds us we are one body, bound together in His love.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth, we have beheld His Glory. (John 1:14)"