Category Archives: Advent Meditations

December 24

John 1:3-9, Light By The Rev. Chad McCall My son turned 11 recently, and the morning of his birthday he became somewhat obsessed with knowing the exact time he was born. He wanted to be able to mark the occasion … Continue reading

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December 23

Luke 1:46b-55, Light By Adrian Woods When I think of the light, I often think of a time when as a child I had to go downstairs at night to turn off a light. A light I had left on. … Continue reading

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December 22

John 12:35-36, Light By Peter Hahn Recently, I attended the baptism of a friend’s child. The family was presented with a lighted candle and the words, “Receive the light of Christ.”  I wondered how many times “light” is mentioned in … Continue reading

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December 21

Psalm 36: 5-9, Light By Beth Hudson There’s a wideness in God’s Mercy, like the wideness of the sea… The words of this beloved hymn are an interpretation of these verses from Psalm 36 that so splendidly describe God’s love … Continue reading

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December 20

Isaiah 60:1-5, Light By Jonathan Mudge Darkness. For our ancestors the darkness of night was a treacherous time. Today many people continue to live in perilous conditions in which these concerns are ever present.  Most of us are able to … Continue reading

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December 19

Psalm 139:7-12, Light By Robin Cooper  A Stable Lamp is Lighted, Whose Glow shall wake the Sky. Hymn 104 The imagery for us is haunting: the picture of shepherds, barn animals, common folk huddled around the light, gazing in wonder … Continue reading

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December 18

Genesis 1:1-9, Light By Lynn Osgood History has its cycles, and the cycle we are living through today can feel particularly rancorous.  In a nation that seems bent upon dividing itself in two, we wake every day to hear and … Continue reading

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December 17

Luke 4:16-21, Hope By Jennifer Gallardo-Payne “Our Father, who art in Heaven…” “We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty…” “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…” “For God so loved the world…” “In the beginning God created…” “The Lord … Continue reading

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December 16

Jeremiah 31:10-14, Hope By Mark Wells The Message version of this passage starts, “Hear this, nations! GOD’s Message!” I am struck by how rarely I heed those words.  I am out of practice listening to these Biblical messages of hope. … Continue reading

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December 15

Jeremiah 29:11-14, Hope By Roger Temme Many of us who are on social media today, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other apps, have to make sure we have a password that will be safe and secure so that no … Continue reading

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