G-QXJK4DKXN3
Advent Day 16
December 13, 2021 Creekwood United Methodist Church

Advent Day 16

Posted in Deep Thoughts

We asked some people at Creekwood to answer one of two questions:
“What is your favorite Christmas carol,
and what does it tell you about God?”
or
“How do you hear God speaking in the world today?”
We hope you find hope, love, joy, and peace as you hear God speak through these daily devotional reflections.

I am a quite a big Wesleyan nerd, so obviously I chose a Charles Wesley hymn titled “Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus.”

 

What the hymn tells me about God is that God is about liberation, seeking to free us, all people, from the constraints of fear and sin to become who we were/are meant to be – children of God. Also, I think the hymn serves as a reminder – that in Advent God invites us to focus on what’s most important, welcoming that “Joy of every longing heart” in ourselves, our relationships, just as we welcome the birth of Christ who extends that freedom and joy to all persons.

 

-Adam White (Associate Pastor of Adult Discipleship)

Click here to listen to the hymn and read the lyrics.