Advent week three
In light of the horrific violence on the East Coast this Friday, can I share some powerful words about the Advent season we are currently in..
“Advent tells us that the deep longing, the ache we have for the world to be set right, for pain to be fully healed, for death to be defeated must be given voice. More than that: it must be given an Object. Advent reminds us that the hope of the whole aching, broken world is Jesus Christ.” (Glenn Packiam)
This is so profoundly helpful for me. As a parent of a 6 year old, the violence in CT has shaken me to my core, and I’ve been looking for ways to bring it to God. Advent reminds us that the hope of the whole aching, broken world is Jesus Christ. Indeed. Amen.
I also wanted to let you know that we just posted week 3 of Willow’s Advent Project, which you can download for free at willowcreek.org/advent. Sharon Irving and Delwin Eiland arranged and recorded this one – based on Delwin’s beautifully soulful version of “Angels We Have Heard on High” – and we hope it helps you create holy space during this busy week.
Here is how he approached the project…