Faith in the Night
December 2nd to 25th
~ from the Lutherans Connect Facebook page
Many of us would love to spend more time in spiritual practice than we do, but often find it hard to make space for it in the day-to-day challenges of our lives. During the weeks leading up to Christmas it can be especially difficult to imagine a peacefulness in which we can experience God’s presence.
In the spirit of our ongoing seasonal devotional projects, Lutherans Connect invites you to make space for reflection and prayer this Advent by joining us in daily online devotions. As we have done in the past, these daily meditations will bring together scripture readings, poetry, songs and reflections, from a wide range of ecumenical traditions.
Our theme this Advent is “Faith in the Night”. Inspired by the annunciation to Mary, we will explore what it means to encounter God in the midst of darkness. Reflecting on the stories of biblical figures, including Jesus, who experience significant moments of their journeys with God at night, we will explore how God works with us in the darker passages of our lives to deepen our faith. In addition, we will hear contemporary stories of those who wait in faith to see hope and change in the midst of turmoil. How can we prepare the manger of our hearts to be renewed in faith by this birth? How are we then more prepared to help make change in the lives of others?
Join us daily from December 2nd to December 25th as we reflect together and anticipate a dawn of hope. And may you experience the peace of the coming Saviour this Advent and always!