Advent

The promise comes close-advent thoughts on the unexpected and specific ways God enters in

The promise comes close-advent thoughts on the unexpected and specific ways God enters in

There is something about this season of Advent that reveals the darkness and despair of our time.  In the barrage of consumerism, there is still such need for families to have basic things like safe housing, food and clothing.  Depression, loneliness and grief are heightened as memories of what has been flood back and expectations for what should be creep in. 

Yet God knows and enters in.

 

 

 

The Promise Comes Close...Advent thoughts on broken hearts and weakness

The Promise Comes Close...Advent thoughts on broken hearts and weakness

Joel 2:12-13, 28-29 - In these verses, Joel doesn’t speak of God’s need for us to live up to the grand promises we make to God. Instead, he speaks about God’s longing to dwell with us right where we are, in the complexities and pains and broken hopes and regrets of our lives. “Rend your hearts and not your clothing,” God says through Joel. All God requires of us is what life eventually makes in us: a broken heart.