Jesus tells us in our Advent texts that God is afoot this time of year, dismantling the status quo, with big and cosmic moves, all signs of the redemption that is drawing near. I do not know what to do with texts like these. How can I explain what’s on God’s mind? Ratherthan me attempting to do something with these words, we should just let the words dosomething to us. God is coming; what ineach of our lives needs to be redeemed? So much of practiced Christianity is too tame, too timid, and too tired. Our God is a living God who comes among us in strange signs and wonders to reign. This is our Adventhope...that God is Lord.So, this is Advent...the season of visions, and visitations, and the intrusions of Christ in our lives. Keep awake. Be expectant. Christ loves to appear among us in ways wedon’t expect. And in times we haven’tplanned. There will be a knock on our door. It could be you know who, and he is looking for room at the inn. Or in our manger. What a wonderfully, strange gift!
Peace, Pastor Gary