adventdevotions

The Light of the World

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined (Isaiah 9:2 NRSV). What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the…

Do Not Be Afraid

But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah” (Luke 1:13 ESV). And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary” (Luke 1:30 ESV). An angel of the Lord appeared to [Joseph} in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear” (Matthew 1:20 ESV) And the angel said to…

A Window Into Hope

            And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You (Psalm 39:7 NKJV). On this first Sunday morning of Advent, we light the candle of Hope. Hope is closely tied to the word advent, which derives from a Latin word that means “coming” or “arrival.” On this…