Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish. In earlier times He treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He will make it glorious, by the way of the sea, on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them. (Isaiah 9:1-2)
What comforting words! Yet, we know that these words have already been fulfilled in the coming of Christ Jesus into this world nearly 2000 years ago. His light still shines brightly in the world today, especially in such times of anguish and darkness that many people in this world face at this very moment. It goes on to say in Isaiah 9:6:
For a Child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
As we gather together to worship the Lord, tomorrow, for the first Advent Sunday, let us come with prayerful expectation, and reflecting upon God's love and light and peace found in our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Tomorrow's service is also a Sharing Sunday, and we will get to hear words of thanksgiving to God from some of the missionaries that our church supports.