Advent I – Year B (2017)

Isiah 64:1–9; Psalm 80:1–7, 16–18; 1 Corinthians 1:3–9; Mark 13:24–37

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

We seek the certainty of God’s presence to lift us up as we see suffering in the world around us. When we find ourselves stuck in dark places we want God to roll the darkness back and give us sweetness and light. Author Ruth Burrows remind us that God’s is present even when the darkness persists. Lighting a candle reminds us to be vigilant in seeking Him in prayer. Our hope is tied to the image of the potter, which reminds us that God’s work in shaping our lives is ever present.