Are you ready yet? Advent is a time to get ready to celebrate the
birth of Christ. While many of us look forward to the activities
of Christmas – from caroling to decorating Christmas trees and
finding the perfect gift for someone special – the best gift we
can give to God and ourselves is to take time each day to focus
on what this season is all about.
Authors Rachel Gilmore and Kotan offer this daily devotional to
help you explore the theme of “hope” more deeply. You are invited to join the authors on this journey of HOPE towards Christmas. Each week you will be offered a deeper insight into one of
the four elements of HOPE:
• Opportunities, especially opportunities to give
and receive love
• Experiences of joy
These themes are explored through the unique journeys of six
prominent characters in the Christmas story. On the first day of
each week you will be introduced to the theme and scripture of
the week. On days two through six, we will explore the theme
through the lenses of the characters and their voices, then offering reflective questions. On the seventh day of each week, you
will find a summary of the week, as well as additional questions
for your personal reflection or processing in your small group.
Advent can be a busy season for so many of us, with parties to
attend, presents to buy and meals to prepare. Take time each
day to slow down and explore these elements of HOPE, and by
doing so, find hope born anew in you this year!