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Sunday, November 28, 2010

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

    I love the colors of Advent: Purple (Lavender), Blue, Pink and White.  Today is the First Sunday of Advent.  The coming of Jesus.  The season of hope and expectation.  Not a whole lot has changed in our world since the beginning of the Hope of a savior.  We still have much sin in the world.  We still have much war and new ones all the time (North Korea repeats itself).  But we do have something they did not have then, someone-Jesus!

    ECCL 9:17,18  "The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler of fools.  Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good."

    We still want the same things, to be delivered from our agonies both personal and worldly.  Advent begins the longing for our Savior.  Wise men still seek Him.

The old Testament tells us in prophesies what is coming.
Star of Bethlehem  Numbers:24:17 Balaam said:
   "I see him but not now;
     I behold him, but not nigh (near)
     A star shall come forth out of Jacob
     And a scepter shall rise out of Israel."

Isaiah: 7:14  "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.  Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Emmanuel (that is God is with us).

Our longing and our expectations are coming soon as we rejoice in the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Light your first Advent candle if no other place but---in your heart.  Pray for forgiveness, pray for peace for the world,  pray that we will see Christ again.

A vintage post card depicting baby Jesus


This is my table today with lavender trimmed runner and lavender Mum cuttings.  I definitely need some purple candles though-ha!  I shall get some to complete my Advent colors.

Thank you so much for visiting this beautiful day!  Come again soon and I hope you read something that you will take away with you and ponder.  That you will be inspired to learn more about Jesus and his Love...



♥KERRIE♥
My heart to yours....

1 comment:

Ginny said...

What a lovely table runner. Yes, Advent, the season of expectation!