Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
When we think of Advent, we call to mind the two comings of Christ: his coming in glory at the end of time and his first coming over 2000 years ago, as a tiny child in Bethlehem. Advent is a time for us to find God where he already is. It is a time for us to repent and be reconciled, but better yet for us to go through recovery. Anyone familiar with 12 step programs, knows that this is nothing we can do on own. We need God to step in to provide us the recovery we so desperately need. In Jesus, God’s creation is re-created and will ultimately be restored to perfection and glory. Through our baptism, we are recreated and we recover what we lost though the sin of Adam and Eve. Freed from original sin, we become grace-filled, adopted sons and daughters of God. Everyday but especially during this season of hope and expectation, we have the opportunity to seek Jesus out and place ourselves in his hands, so that we might experience the healing and recovery he desires for us.