It’s the Third Sunday of Advent, and we light the third candle on our Advent log.
In our Psalm this Sunday, we hear the words, “Those who sowed with tears
will reap with songs of joy.”
This verse, the basis for the old Gospel song, “Bringing in the sheaves,” reminds us that even though our labors are full of toil and weariness, at the end God will bring us to a place of joy.
This drawing is a copy of Van Gogh’s painting, “Noon: rest from work.” To me it captures the bliss of rest after a period of physical labor.
This is how I see John the Baptist standing among the authorities who came to interrogate him.
My image of John the Baptist, who shows up in our Gospel lesson this Sunday.
Our New Testament reading for Sunday reminds us to “Rejoice always!” We hear this reminder on the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, when we light the pink candle on the Advent Wreath.
On Sunday we baptized two beautiful little twin girls, Monroe and Beckett.
Isaiah 61:1, the inspiration of many a preacher and pastor.
In next Sunday’s reading from the prophet Isaiah, he says, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the oppressed.” This verse has been the inspiration of many a preacher and pastor.
Today is the Second Sunday of Advent
On Sunday we baptize these beautiful little girls.