We follow the sacred calendar to form our lives through the telling of the gospel story. The next season on our calendar is Advent, and we have a new resource to help guide you through it.
Here in our faith community we mark our time through the course of the year by telling the story of Jesus. The secular calendar is marked by the signposts of fireworks, civic holidays, and summers. We coordinate our lives by this calendar, that much is unavoidable, but our lives are formed through the sacred calendar.
The sacred calendar is seasonal, much like all of our lives. Our new year begins here and now with the season of Advent. We begin telling the story of Jesus all over again not by doing, but by waiting.
Yet in our modernity we’ve forgotten the art of waiting and we have collectively exchanged the fruit of patience for the plague of anxiety. If this resonates, this devotional is for you.
Alexander Mills, one of our own pastors, has put together this Advent devotional to help guide us through this season and shape us into the image of Immanuel. It begins on November 26th with weekly entries through the entire Advent season, ending at the conclusion of Christmastide on January 6th. In it you’ll find thoughtful meditations on the seasonality of life, guided prayers, intentional scripture readings, and hopefully a new-found peace for this Christmas season.
Download it here for your own personal use, and don’t hesitate to share it with your friends and family.