Sunday, December 1, 2013

First Sunday of Advent: HOPE

Hope is the Light, shining in darkness, leading the way to Salvation. Hope is the Promise, believed and unseen. Hope is God's precious gift to us, a gift that sustains us in our trials.

Hope is the theme if this First Week of Advent. We Hope for the coming of the Saviour. We Hope for Promise of the Christ-child.

My reading for today is from Genesis, from the very beginning of our story.

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day." - Genesis 1:1-5

The words God says in Our creation story is "Let there be Light." Light is God's first gift to us - the first time Light and Dark are separated.

God uses Light over and over in Scripture to show His way for us to follow. Jesus is the Light of the World... We are told to let our Light shine before men...we are admonished to not hide our Light under a bushel...

This Week of Hope, we will explore the ways God uses Light as his symbol of Hope. Have a blessed week!

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