Advent Sunday 1: Hope
Reflections from Isaiah 9
We walk in the gloom of anguish.
We walk in thick darkness,
our heads bowed low,
our hearts burdened heavy,
our tears breaking out.
Sin weighs us down.
Pain, disease, heartache, despair—
They seem to touch every corner
Of our messy and fragile lives.
And then—a single spark of hope glows—
When we hear the words of prophecy—
“But there will be no gloom for her who
was in anguish.”
Light is coming, they say.
The gloom is about to be dispelled.
For the Lord has promised to provide—
Miraculously through a baby.
A baby who signaled the return of hope.
For he would be the one to forever
End our tears and sadness and despair.
He took it all upon his shoulders,
Bowed his head on the cross,
And conquered death by rising again,
Crushing despair under his heel.
So we hope.
We hope this Christmas
With faith that he is coming again
To make all the sad things untrue
And turn the world back to right again.
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One thought on “And So, We Hope this Christmas”
Lovely. Thank you for this. Good to meditate and ponder this hope this night.
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