Advent 2017: An Invitation to Hope
Guys, I am so excited to share this project with you. I’ve been working something really different for Advent this year, and this series is probably the most risky and vulnerable thing I’ve ever put on the big giant internet, but I hope you will love it! Here are the details:
WHO: You and me and Jesus, friends.
WHAT: A two-part series on Advent beginning 12.3.17.
WHEN: The first two Sundays of Advent, the season leading up to Christmas.
WHERE: Right here on EverydayGrace.net. You can also follow along on my Facebook page here!
WHY: Christmas is so full of challenges relating to family, busyness, social anxiety, and big moments. This year, there seems to be even more weighing on us as our country feels more divided than ever, and no one can agree on what the Christian response is to our current political, racial, and socioeconomic tension. I would humbly submit to you that a good place to begin is worship. In the middle of all our brokenness, God’s Christmas gift to us is His very own self. Because of this compassionate God, people have written hymns and praise songs for thousands of years, but some of these have grown so familiar that we lose touch with the meaning of the words. My hope is that by looking at two Advent hymns with fresh eyes together, we can gain insight into the heart of the truly unique God that we serve, and in turn become wiser about how to live out our hope in the world we inhabit, even in the middle of the mess. Our cry this Advent: Fix it, Jesus. Help us learn to love like You.
When the series is done, the posts will appear right here as well! Come back on Sunday, December 3 for the first one. Thanks for being the best readers in the whole wide world.
Part 1: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Part 2: Away in a Manger