Advent 2020: We Believe Even When
"I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love,
even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when he is silent."
- an anonymous Jewish survivor of World War II
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a hard year. A pandemic rages among us, claiming over 250,000 lives. Our economy has put people out of work. The cries for justice to be done ring loudly from our city streets. We are grieving, we are isolated, and we are anxious about the future. How can we celebrate Christmas with joy in this difficult time?
And yet Christmas is about the good news that God comes to us in our longest night, in our most difficult times. God comes to answer the prayers and groans of God's people.
This year, we will "fill the night with music and light" as we celebrate Jesus' coming and how we still believe, even in this challenging year.
You are invited to join us for our livestreams every Sunday morning at 10:45 AM and new outdoor gatherings at our Advent Community Wreath at 4:30 PM at our church campus. Both opportunities to worship will invite you to know the sacred and powerful presence of God, offering us hope, love, joy, and peace.
(posted November 24, 2020)