Star of Hope
A year ago, a sign appeared in the sky about this time of year.
The conjunction of planets Jupiter and Saturn gave some of us something to speculate about. But nothing came of it but—speculation. It was fun to scan the sky for this unusual event.
But I wondered if that wasn’t something like the first Advent? Were people watching the skies for hope? Certainly, wise men were watching. They began the trek to welcome the new King even before He made His earthly appearance.
What did they see in the skies?
Thanking to Waiting
We make the transition between thanking and waiting every year at this time. Last week we thanked God for His many blessings to us.
Even though the year may have been tough.
Even though a pandemic still raged around the world—and even added nuances.
Even though it was harder to make a living and support our families.
Even though addictions, homelessness, discord, and other world conditions grew.
Even though countries and governing systems seem to spin out of control.
Even though things just aren’t the way they used to be.
We still thanked God for His provisions for us in this upside-down world. And we wait for the hope of His coming.
And it does come again.
The waiting time for the appearance of Emmanuel.
God with us.
He is coming. No mistake. It’s time to prepare for His appearing.
He’s coming for all who believe in Him.
It’s time to believe.
“And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming” (1 John 2:28 NKJV).