First Sunday of Advent

Pastor Beth asked us how, as we start the new church year and prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ, Jesus talking about the end times in Luke 21:25-36 makes us feel. The words are foreboding and unsettling.

We live in a world of mixed up priorities.  Jesus shakes us up from complacency. Be alert. Watch. Listen.  God won’t stop at anything to break into this world.

We live in the in between, strange time. Yet, we have  hope and purpose because we know how God’s story ends. God is present.

Don’t ever underestimate the difference the power of God’s presence makes.