It's Advent season again. I had meant to post about it on Monday, but just didn't get it done. My mom gave me a lovely little Advent Calendar card at Thanksgiving and it's so fun to open it each day.
Tonight, I think I will follow what the reading for last Sunday suggested and "Prepare for the Coming." Namely, decorate! Or at least start. I'll be pulling out last year's decorations and attempting to craft some new ones too. Mom lent her glue gun to me for my cone of ball ornaments. Now I just have to make sure that the balls will fit just right and will have to devise a way to disguise the hooks.
Isaiah 40:1-5 (The Message)Messages of Comfort
Prepare for God's Arrival
1-2 "Comfort, oh comfort my people,"
says your God.
"Speak softly and tenderly to Jerusalem,
but also make it very clear
That she has served her sentence,
that her sin is taken care of—forgiven!
She's been punished enough and more than enough,
and now it's over and done with."
3-5Thunder in the desert!
"Prepare for God's arrival!
Make the road straight and smooth,
a highway fit for our God.
Fill in the valleys,
level off the hills,
Smooth out the ruts,
clear out the rocks.
Then God's bright glory will shine
and everyone will see it.
Yes. Just as God has said."