Perhaps you, like me, may find yourself this Advent season struggling with the twin demands of a busy calendar and a soul that longs for time to connect deeply with God; peace in the midst of struggle. Last week we began to prepare our hopeful hearts for the coming of Christ into our lives, both as a tiny babe, but also in the many ways in which we wait for and yearn for Christ. This week, we add a layer of peacefulness to our hope. Peacefulness that is welcome, and yet elusive, during such a busy season.
This week's scriptures of Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8, point to making a pathway for peace in the midst of struggle. As one prayer puts it, "As water is restless until it reaches its level, so the soul has not peace until it rests in God" (Sudar Singh, UMH 423).
God's peace comes to us even in the midst of our busy journeys and our rocky paths. Won't you come join us on Sunday morning as we explore how we have seen God's comfort and peace at work in our world, our community, and in ourselves?
ALL are welcome! #allmeansall - ALL are welcome to join us for worship at 10:30am on Sunday mornings. You can also check out some of the many ways to be involved within our church community, to help prepare yourself for the coming of Christ, by visiting our Advent & Christmas worship page.
We hope you have a peaceful week, and to see you soon!