Sunday, November 29, 2009

Advent Hope


Today is the first Sunday of Advent, 2009. This year, more than ever, hope has become a beautiful word - a word that signifies anticipation for seeing how God will act, comfort that things will not always remain static, and restful trust in turbulence.

Hope, for me, centers around the presence of Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. Hope enables me to laugh in the darkness, cry with release, and most of all, to place my trust in He who created me and loves me.

Hope sparkles with possibility.

11 comments:

Floss said...

Thank you, Lorrie. Hope is a really important focus for Advent - thank you for sharing yours.

Pondside said...

Lovely way of presenting your Advent candles. Hope is, I think, more important than ever in a world in which cynicism and irony are more popular than ever.

Angela said...

You are so right - as it says in the NT - "we have this Hope as an Anchor of The Soul, sure and steadfast"

Advents blessings xx

Manka said...

Thanks for this beautiful post about hope,Lorrie.
Manka from Hungary

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

love you you've added the words to the advent candles

nice post!

Sarah

jus said...

Lovely, thank you, x

Bettyann said...

Thank you for the post about Hope, we all need it more than ever..take care..

Brenda Leyland said...

Beautiful posting, Lorrie! Hope brings so much beauty to our world! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

Linda said...

Thank you for posting about Hope. We talked about Hope in Sunday School yesterday.... about Tamrah and Rahab!

The Feathered Nest said...

What a beautiful post Lorrie!!! Your candles are so wonderful ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Charm and Grace said...

Love this post. "...and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."

Amen, sister!
Christi