[ADVENT] is a season of hope and hopefulness. God loves the world that God has created and has sent salvation. Even in the midst of dire circumstances, we can look out and watch expectantly for the new thing that God will do.
Live in anticipation today. Keep watch. Wait. Hope. For the Lord is with us!
—Todd Outcalt, Blue Christmas: Devotions of Light in a Season of Darkness (Upper Room Books, 2018)
Regardless of your circumstances, can you choose to be hopeful about the new things God might do? Share your thoughts.
“But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”
—Micah 7:7 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
God of Light, be my hope in this season. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room .
The Staff of The Upper Room invites you to join us for a virtual “Blue Christmas” worship service, also known as the “Longest Night” service. This service is especially designed to give voice and hope to those who are grieving or who are experiencing loss. Click here to watch the video and be sure to share it with a friend.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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