It has been a wonderful two weeks of Advent celebrations (pictures below). From shepherds, sheep (plus a manger duck), multiple Mary(s) and Jesus-es (or is it Jes-i?) to rosemary wreathes and pipe-cleaner camels, our church has been filled with happy, noisy children and watchful, smiling parents.
Our goal through these events is to pass on the stories of our faith to the next generation, so that our children would find their place in the Nativity story. This story is at the foundation of our beliefs as Christians. But it not only gives shape to our past, it brings light to our future.
Let Zechariah's Advent prayer be our Advent prayer.
God's Sunrise will break in upon us,
Shining on those in the darkness
Then showing us the way, one foot at a time,
down the path of peace."
Luke 2:78,79 (The Message)
with Advent gratitude,