A Candle in the Dark: A Season of Hope
Advent is that time of the church year when we wonder what it must have been like to wait for the Messiah, the special person chosen by God to come and save God’s people. Perhaps this year more than most years we sympathize with the anxious waiting of the Jews as we face our own feelings of struggle and fear and oppression.
But Advent is about more than remembering Christ’s birth and how it fulfilled the promises of God. Advent is also about the way we are still waiting, living in the kingdom now but waiting to one day see the kingdom fill the whole earth when Jesus comes again.