This is the second Sunday of Advent, in which we reflect not only on God's incarnation in Christ over 2 millennia ago, but also looking forward to Christ's return.
Focus: On this second Sunday of Advent, our focus is on peace. It does not take much to realize that we live in a world filled with suffering, calamity and it is difficult to see God's peace amidst the strife and wars. We complain to God, but the Psalmist calls us to listen to God.
We are called to listen to God even before we understand God or God's ways. It is in listening and obeying God, in living out new actions (even before we understand), repenting, walking in the way of Jesus, even before we understand what repentance will bring about in us, or what walking in Jesus' way will bring about in our lives, that we come across peace.
We struggle with listening to God, but as we do, we open our lives to receive the peace of God in a peaceless world.
Link to message: Advent 2 - O, That You Would Reveal Your Peace