I hope you’ve all had time to listen to my new podcast. If not, that’s ok- there’s still time! In fact, I had a friend this week suggest that I use that space as a way to share my journey through learning more about Advent. So, I dropped a surprise episode of One More Thing […]
The wise men who visited a young Jesus and His family were drawn to their famously long journey because, upon seeing the star, they were filled with joy! Experiencing the mystery of a yet-to-be-discovered King of Kings filled them with a longing to go and see Him with their own eyes.
And so, with the entry of sin into the world, our shalom- our peace- is threatened and disrupted. We are no longer whole.
They continue, “We had hoped he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel. This all happened three days ago.” (Luke 24.21). Three days ago. Because depression focuses on the past. Hope screams “three days later”.
I dislike Christmas. But this year, I’m writing a series of Advent posts. Irony? Maybe. Adventure? Certainly.
Loving those we aren’t close to is sometimes easier than loving the ones we know intimately. Maybe that’s why Jesus specifically addresses it.