A Joyful Noise
On-line Advent Devotions from Lutherans Connect
November 27th to December 25th, 2022
(Daily except three Sundays)
~ from a post dated November 20, 2022 on the Lutherans Connect Facebook page
How does music transform us as disciples? In both Hebrew and Greek, the words for sound, noise, and voice are all the same. And these words are also used to convey the presence of musical instruments and even the sound of language being spoken. In the biblical story, human sound and voice are used to express joy and sadness, the praise of God and the longing for restoration. How does music lift up our Advent hope and our year-round longing? How can our voices inspire us to bring forth our deepest desires for new creation?
This year, we will explore the soundscapes and songs of all God’s creatures, as we seek to prepare our hearts and minds for the transformation that the birth of Jesus offers us. As we journey toward Bethlehem, along the way, we will explore the musical term ‘selah’ which means ‘to pause and take a breath’ while singing or praying. How can we make space and take a breath to dwell in the wonder and mystery of Advent?
Join us starting November 27th, for twenty-nine devotional days until Christmas. And may the coming of the Christ child bless you in your Advent journey!
This devotional can be accessed either from the Lutherans Connect Facebook page or their blog.