November 29 Edevotional
Advent is almost upon us. A time to pause, breathe, wait, make room for some God-space in our lives. God wants to become en-fleshed in us, put some skin on this Christmas. How can I get ready for that to happen in me once again, or in an even fuller way?
The prophet Isaiah is always a part of our lectionary readings for Advent. The passage for this Sunday includes this word from Isaiah 64:1: “O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence— 2as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil.” I don’t want such a dramatic, quaking and burning space for God, but maybe I can’t specify how I want God to fill the room I work at creating? I think that it was Anne Lamott (or was it Annie Dillard?) who wrote that we should wear hard hats when worshiping God. God’s coming usually causes some quaking and burning. Maybe this is the kind of answer I need in order to make room—some quaking and burning in order to let loose some space in my life. I’m donning my hard hat and keeping my eyes and ears open. What are you doing to make some room this Advent?
Join us for one or more of the opportunities for discussion, reflection, and worship being offered at the church. Pastor Sherrie
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS COMING WEEK
MAKING ROOM FOR WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Tonight, Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm
CHILDREN AND YOUTH ADVENT SKIT REHEARSAL
Saturday, December 2 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
SUNDAY MORNING ADVENT REFLECTION
Adults 9:00 am to 9:30 am in the Library
Children and youth 9:00 am to 9:30 am in the Rainbow room
SUNDAY MORNING INTER-GENERATIONAL PROGRAM
December 3 at 11:00 am during fellowship
Tuesday, December 5 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm