Written some 700 years before the birth of Jesus, the Book of Micah records this prophetic statement for today’s advent verses: “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient … More Advent Day 19: How Long, O Lord of the Universe?
“In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. But they were childless because Elizabeth … More Advent Day Five: But They Were Childless
In November, our lips trembledwith the breath of winter etched in frost across the windows. We gazed at dawn’s arrival casting bands of icy glitter on brass and copper oak leaves holding tight to frozen branches, as if they could stop the turnof seasons, suspend the spinof Earth around the sun, butnothing can slow this … More Advent: The First Candle (Poem)