On the fourth Sunday of Advent, we reflect on scriptures from the Old and New Testaments about God’s love for us. God’s love undergirds the whole Bible.
The third week of Advent is Joy. Of course, joy and happiness are two different things. Happiness is an emotion that is contingent upon circumstances.
Christ, the divine embodiment of Shalom, is the only thing that can bring this world true and lasting peace.
Waiting is the embodiment of faith—a faith that must learn to trust God’s character, His intentions, and His timing.
The most wonderful time of the year can be quite a mess. I look around and recognize that there’s not a whole lot of “happy” left in the holidays.
In 1943 German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote a letter from Tegel Prison as he prepared to live out the Advent season from a jail cell.