While all of Israel, while the entire world, was waiting for the Messiah who looked like a king, who came with a shovel, God sent Jesus, who spent his days with a brush, giving sight to the blind, good news to the poor, and love to each person he met. God sent one who spent his time slowly and carefully with each face he saw, each story he heard, each hand he held, because that is how much God loves us. Jesus came not to solve everything for us immediately, but to show that we are loved dearly by God.
“Isaiah’s message to the Israelites is to keep looking out for new life. God is not finished yet. Not here in Babylon. Not in any wilderness or desert. Not in any moments of our lives. God’s joy will still burst forth. God’s hope is braking into our world.”
“In this season of Advent, we wait and we watch for Jesus to come again. But as Christians we don’t do so sitting down. We don’t stay on the sidelines. We watch for his coming by following his example, by crossing barriers and seeking righteousness, by speaking up and caring for those in our midst.”
Psalm 121:1-4 John 4:3-15 For those of you who don’t already know, my name is Alyssa Queen. I’m Karen and Eric’s daughter. I’m currently a sophomore at Pfeiffer University, which is a small liberal arts school in North Carolina. I’m a Religion and History double major at Pfeiffer, and I’m truly grateful for the opportunity […]