Advent 2: Peace

December 6, 2020

“Comfort ye my people…”   These are words near and dear to Pastor Rob’s heart, as they were played every year (on a record!) in his childhood home to announce that Advent was beginning.

They are not simply words we hear every Advent, but they are words that speak anew to our situation.  The ancient prophet Isaiah was addressing a people who lived at a time of living with a future hope while suffering a dismal exile.   Likewise, we find ourselves in a time of hope (a vaccine is coming!) but also exile (covid!).

What can we learn from Isaiah (40:1-11) as well as Mary (our nativity person featured today) about pursuing God’s peace in times of hope amid struggle?