Good morning brothers, sisters, and friends of FPCE,
We woke up to a quiet, cold dawn. Now the sun is sending its bright beams to pierce the cold with a bit of warmth.
Somehow being cold and in the half-light is appropriate to Advent. Light beams breaking through the darkness is a sign of the bright day ahead. Even the weather is announcing the season.
God has made a promise to the world: “Behold, a new heaven and a new earth!” As the drama of salvation ever so slowly unfolds, God is preparing the party of all parties - with reckless joy - a great banquet. Everyone invited. We are like the bridesmaids (Matthew 25: 1-14) waiting in the half-light and frost, just outside the entrance to God’s kingdom come. Our task – keep on waiting. As we do, let’s worship the God who is coming to us. Never as expected, but coming nevertheless. Forever Emmanuel. Forever to be with us.
Advent Sunday number two is upon us. You are invited, along with friends and family, to gather as friends do; to worship, to sing, and to pray. See you at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. (9:45 a.m.adult Sunday School.)
Grace and peace be with you,