fbpx

 

As I was trying to think of something to write for this weekly email, I began to wonder if living in this season of life actually prepares us to better experience the Advent season.

We live in a time of significant waiting and longing…longing for life to return to some semblance of order. For the debates and arguments about masks vs. no masks, vaccines vs. no vaccines to eventually end.

Romans 8:28 tells us God can work all things together for the good of those who love him and who have been called according to his purpose.

 

So what might God be doing in your heart as this Advent season approaches? What opportunities is God giving us in this time to draw closer to His glorious grace even in the midst of all that plagues us, that makes us tired and longing for some better future. Each of the scripture passages in our Advent sermon series deals with this waiting, this longing and hope for a new day, where God’s peace reigns over the earth. I think we need passages like that in times like these.

For they do not remind us simply that better days are ahead on this earth, but also when we are united with Christ in the age to come. This is the second “arrival” the season of Advent provides for us. So may we each experience hope in this season of waiting, trusting that God will bring to completion the good work God began in us (Phil.1:6).

Blessings in Christ,

Stu

This reflection first appeared in our weekly newsletter. To get content like this, along with our weekly selections from our library, click here.

 

Looking for More Inspiration?

The Pastor’s Worskhop Library at a Glance

Sermon Illustration Pages

Sermon Quote Pages

Liturgy Pages

total pages of content

Illustrations

A collection of powerful stories and up-to-date research to enhance your sermon

Quotes

Find that perfect quote to bolster a sermon, blog post, etc.

Liturgy

Easy to copy liturgy organized by topic to fit perfectly into your weekly worship services
l

Blog

Thoughtful and practical articles on a wide variety of subjects all ministry leaders face

Don’t Miss

The Latest From Our Blog

Check out articles, featured illustrations, and book reviews on all different topics related to ministry.

Book Review: Bono’s Surrender

We were 25 pubescent 13-year old boys in music class stuck to the straight-backed plastic chairs by our sticky sweat following a raucous hour of physical education at the parochial school we attended. We’d have a lecture on music theory, sing some corny songs, and...

The Banshees of Inisherin Movie Review

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,  Or. what's a heaven for?"  Robert Browning A part of our desire at The Pastor’s Workshop is to help pastors connect the stories in our culture with the stories taking place in culture. This is a somewhat fraught...