Advent 2 (December 4, 2022)

How do you measure time?  In Luke chapter 1 time is measured by trimesters of pregnancy.  The ancient world measured time in different ways than we do today.  We measure time typically in minutes, but the ancient world tended to measure time in terms of seasons or even moments.

For today’s sermon, we reflect on the words of the angel Gabriel to Mary.  The words of the angel acknowledge that that our hopes and prayers are not fulfilled in the time we would like.  In many ways, Advent is the season of the church year in which we openly acknowledge that the world needs God to come in way that God has not yet come!  It is a season of waiting, waiting for God’s timing.  But Pastor Rob also claims that rather than simply waiting, this is a season of expecting!

The artwork is “Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali, found on Wikipedia