Advent: How will we know?
Reflecting on what is happening around us in the world today, and to God's people thousands of years ago, it quickly becomes important to us to acknowledge both our questions and the questions of the ancient Near Eastern people we were reading about in our scriptures. Too often, questions in the church are cast aside, and those who ask them are left feeling alone and lonely. But Advent is a time to lean into our questions. To wonder and wander and wait together for the Messiah, the Christ child, the Light.
The theme question, How will we know?” inspires not to look for definitive answers or platitudes, but to lean into the ways that our faith invites us to sit together, to discern the times, to watch and wait, and to trust that we will know when we know, and that even when we have questions and even doubts, God is still with us; still then, God is working. Advent is a time when we wait together and search for clues of the work that God is doing in our midst.