The season of Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation. We prepare our lives to receive God: in the reality of the incarnation, in this present moment, and in the age to come. In our Advent series, we will explore how God comes into the lives of various people in the story, and we will prepare ourselves to encounter God in similar ways in our lives today. I am really excited about how this series has come together, and I cannot wait to engage this holy season with you.
This week, Dan Crumrine guides our exploration of Isaiah and how we can prepare to encounter God in the waiting. Dan shared two important postures we learn from Isaiah, hopeful anticipation and preparation.
This week, can we continue to look for God’s presence with us in the waiting? If you noticed an invitation in our imaginative prayer, respond to that. If not, pay attention this week to your longing. How and where do you hope for the coming of God and God’s kingdom? Allow yourself to linger in the longing and the hope. How is God present with you in it?
The Gift of Christmas Present by Keri Wyatt Kent
Touching Wonder by John Blase
The Advent of the Lamb of God by Russ Ramsey
Watch for the Light a collection of Advent and Christmas readings
Good Dirt by Lacy Finn Borgo
Honest Advent by Scott Erickson
Preparing for Jesus by Walter Wangerin Jr.
The Anticipated Christ by Brian Zahnd
If you have a story to share about how you have been encountering God in this season, we would love to hear it!
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