The text is Isaiah 2:1-5.
This week, we begin our journey toward Christmas. Decorations are going up at home and shopping has begun in stores. As the music of Bing Crosby invades our radio waves, nostalgia mixes with anticipation and the smell of freshly-kindled wood stoves. In church, candles are lit one by one and purple vestments are hung in honor of our coming king. We call this season “Advent”.
Beyond the commercialized holiday bliss, there is another side to this season. It is the time of year when the weather really starts to turn bitterly cold. Here in Boonville, we’ve just had our first real snowfall. The daylight hours are the shortest they will be all year and darkness seems to hover over everything. Perhaps the early Christians chose…
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