This is the first Sunday of Advent, the first Sunday of a new church year, and the first Sunday of focusing on our Advent texts - not only reflecting on God's incarnation in Christ over 2 millennia ago, but also looking forward to Christ's return.
Focus: On this first Sunday of Advent, our focus is on hope. It does not take much to realize that we live in a world filled with suffering, calamity. We live in the midst of Ferguson, Iraq, Afghanistan, hunger, poverty, homelessness - and we are more apt to cry out, "How long O Lord?" rather than being comforted by God's hope. And so we pray, "O, that you would reveal your hope."
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