Advent 1:  November 29, 2020

This Advent we being with a message of hope.  But hope is not on the minds and hearts of many this holiday season.  So we turn the Gospel of Luke, chapter 1, to find hope.  Unfortunately, there meet Zachariah (Luke 1:5-25) a priest whose small faith disappoints the angel Gabriel.  The story is story of hope though, because the story isn’t about Zachariah.  The story is about the coming of Christ and the community of expectant faith.  May we, as we struggle with our own frustrations and disappointments in 2020, find hope in Christ and the community which Christ has given us.

The images come from our “yard sign” nativity this year.  (I will try to improve the picture when the sun is at a different angle!)