Sunday, December 7, 2008

hope

advent - day 1

HOPE

today we celebrated the first day of advent (we know, we're a week late!). john led us in such a special time. we feasted, made salt clay candle holders, and read from isaiah 40.













Isaiah 40
Comfort for God’s People 1Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to herthat her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned,that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.
3 A voice cries: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low;the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."
The Word of God Stands Forever 6 A voice says, "Cry!" And I said, "What shall I cry?"All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.7 The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass.8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
The Greatness of God 9 Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not;say to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!"10 Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.11 He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.













2 comments:

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

So sweet! If I can drag the boys away from the Legos this morning maybe we'll actually do our Advent lesson.

Hendrick Family said...

I linked to the candle holders. I got the recipe from your blog last year. This year I went to find it on your blog and couldn't. Thanks for sending it to me!

I sure love you Mandi.

Heather