The First Sunday of Advent is the Sunday of hope. Hope is one of those things we sometimes forget about but is vital to our well-being. The sermon asks the question is there always hope?
The answer is a resounding Yes! But it may not be exactly what we are looking at. Our texts direct us forward, even past our current reality and context. We are reminded that God is going to restore justice and peace. We are reminded we know what we should do, primarily through the negative examples Paul provides. We are reminded we are able to watch and wait for the time when God wraps up all things. We don’t know the time or the date and we don’t need to. We can do these three things without requiring a peek at God’s timetable.
As always I would love to hear from you and what you think.