Category Archives: Advent Meditations

December 14

Isaiah 42:1-4, Hope By Judith Cayton The passage in Isaiah expresses the hope of Israel for “justice” while waiting for the one who will bring it – the Messiah. Waiting with hope is the undercurrent of the Advent season. As … Continue reading

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December 13

Isaiah 30:19-26, Hope By Alisa Carr The truth that grabs me today is this:  “…yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.”   It is so profound to look back on that … Continue reading

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December 12

Isaiah 29:17-24, Hope By Robert Sumners “And those who err in spirit will come to understanding, and those who murmur will accept instruction.” I am often disappointed by the mistakes I make.  For some reason I am much less annoyed at … Continue reading

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December 11

Psalm 65:5-10, Hope By Ray Trono I never spent much time thinking about hope until I was asked to write about it. I always have hoped for one thing or another. Hope for good things for my family, my kids, … Continue reading

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December 10

Luke 1:26-38, Expect By Haley Peck As a mother, myself, I love to think of moments in Christ’s life through Mary’s perspective. I see Mary as one of the best role models of what it means to be a child … Continue reading

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December 9

Luke 12:35-40, Expect By Britton Gregory You’re asleep. No, no — I hear you! “Asleep? Who has time to sleep? I’ve got to go to work, to the gym, to soccer practice, to my side gig, to church, to date … Continue reading

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December 8

Matthew 11:1-9, Expect By The Rev. Katie Wright Are you coming?  We are expecting you. John expected the Messiah.  He knew deep in his core that one was coming. He had told the people – “I baptize you with water, … Continue reading

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December 7

Habakkuk 2:1-3, Expect By Anthony Chapple This chapter begins with much anticipation:  “I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me.”  Can you imagine the anxiety … Continue reading

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December 6

Isaiah 64:1-4, Expect By Joy Miller In this passage, we see the Israelites are calling on God to be present with them. They ask him to tear open the very heavens and come down until both nations and mountains tremble … Continue reading

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December 5

Psalm 130:1-6, Expect By Ned Lore Does it perhaps seem a little unusual to you for a Psalm that begins “Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD” to be included in a collection of Advent meditations? It … Continue reading

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