Hope: First Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 9:2

2 The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.

Advent season is waiting in hope. What do we hope for? The Prophet Isaiah tells us to hope for the “great light!” We are in darkness.

Really, every time December approaches, try to observe that day is shorter and night is longer. We are in darkness — longer, literally. More than this scientific phenomenon, this world is in darkness as we commit more sin, become selfish and too proud of ourselves. We have forgotten about that “great light” who will come.

Advent then reminds us to bring back that hope. People have lost their hope because same things happen. Poor gets poorer. Rich becomes richer. Nothing happens. Why hope then? Simply, because change is happening. If one can’t see it, it’s because one has lost hope and faith for good changes. How can you see if you’re covering your own eyes? You are precisely in darkness.

Hope for the great light! One candle has been lit to light our path. As Christmas draws near, the Light gets brighter, lighting our world.

Hope in waiting. Waiting in compassion. Compassion in forgiveness.




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