At the beginning of the Advent season, we ask what hope looks like. In a world that craves peace on earth and goodwill for all people, a world that is far from those dreams, how do we hope? Jeremiah invites us into his model faithful presence in a hurting world - one that invites us to look for God right where we're hurting. That's hope.
The Christmas tree has become a central symbol of our celebration of Jesus' birth. How does this symbol invite us deeper into the Christmas story - a story that reaches from the ancient past toward a hope-filled future?