First Sunday in Advent
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:15-17 NIV
Advent is a time of anticipation. It begins the countdown to Christmas.
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our Savior, an incarnation of God in our midst. Nowadays this may seem typical given the success of Marvel Comics and their incarnated God Thor.
But long ago, the idea of God talking on human form was profane and secular. And it is. God no longer resides in the heavens but here on earth. First as Yahweh, then as Jesus and now as the Holy Spirit. God is alive in Creation, in partnership with it, showing us the Way to true life and living with one another.
How awesome is our God?!
Dear God, we expect with great anticipation Your coming to us in the form of an infant child. To be so vulnerable shows us how we are to be just as vulnerable as You were to us. Give us faith to do so. Amen.