Video meditation: Lighting the First Candle of Advent

The opening verses of Psalm 126 provide the theme for our celebration of Advent and Christmas this year: “When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.”

What does it look like to live as those who dream?

The biblical characters of Advent and Christmas – John the Baptist, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Simeon, Anna, the shepherds, and the Magi – all were all dreamers. They received, discovered and responded to God’s dreams for the world. In Advent, we step into the mystery and awe of God’s dreams and pray they shape our reality.

This theme is for the dreamers in all of us – those who dream of a deeper connection with God and those who dream of a better world.

It is for those who dream of comfort and for those who have given up on their dreams.

It’s for those whose dreams have been crushed and for those who show us that dreams take time to become reality.

Join us this Advent as we dream alongside prophets and angels, Mary and the Magi. Join us as we seek and sow God’s dreams for our world.

This meditation video lights the first candle of Advent: The Candle of Hope.

– Pastor Grant

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