The Christmas lights are hung with care and one by one neighborhood streets, once boring, have a bit more color and glow. It is easy to think that Christmas is just a story about the shiny things like tinsel and bells, lights and garland. But the story is also about darkness. The world was dark and needed Jesus.
Christmas isn’t a time to be distracted from the struggle, tragedies, and evil in our world; but rather, a time to look at the fear they create in the face and say, “You have no victory here.”
The world needs something better than, jolliness. This world needs a Savior.
This Advent season as we prepare to celebrate the coming of our King, we will meditate on our need for the Light of the World. We want to carefully wade through the darkness around us and, by doing so, expose it to the Light. Will you join us? Will you walk into the darkness with us as we carry the Light that the Spirit of Jesus has birthed in us?
Each Sunday we will light the Advent Wreath candles together. If you would like to join us, gather your Advent Wreath supplies (simple or intricate, creative or purchased) this weekend.
If you have kids in your life, be sure to download the children’s activity document here, as some supplies will be needed.