Wednesday, December 9, 2020

He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.

Psalm 147:8
a cloudy sky

Our photograph speaks to us of the vastness of the ocean, the blackness of storm clouds filling the sky, and the brilliance of light breaking through the dark.  We may feel very small and insignificant when we stand on the shore looking out to sea, but God’s love shines on each of us individually.  We are never beyond his reach.

During this time of COVID-19, we may sometimes feel despair, but this Advent season brings us the assurance that God’s grace is still given to us.  Through the clouds God prepares rain for the earth and makes seeds to sprout.  He nourishes the animals and plants.  He brings forth flower and fruit, providing for his people.  Our psalm reminds us that we worship a faithful God who treasures the people who honor Him and gives them life. 

As we prepare for Christmas and the coming of Christ this year, let us raise thankful hearts.  In spite of a worldwide pandemic we lift our gratitude to the God who came to us in person.  We rejoice that Christ’s birth is reality and that we can receive Him in our hearts to guide and direct our living.  We await His coming as Love with the hope we can express His love more fully through our actions to all people.  

Let us pray:

O God, may your kingdom come and your will be done so that Advent truly comes in our hearts today.  Amen        

Carol Gill

Thanks to all who shared their #Week1 #ExperenicingAdvent photos with us. We’ve been putting them into a Facebook album that you can see HERE. (No Facebook Account Required!)

This week we are looking for photos/videos of places you’ve seen the beauty of God’s creation OR ways you’ve cared for the Earth.