Day 1 – Advent – He is Our Hope, He is Our Light

3 Dec

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He is our “HOPE” in the pain, he is our “LIGHT” in the darkness.

Sunday was the first day of Advent and typically a candle is lit meaning hope.    We spent our day after church putting up lights.  It was the last warm day of November, with a 30 degree drop expected during the night.  Later we went over to my mother-in-laws next door and put up her lights – actually my husband did as he climbed up that tall ladder when we got to the steep, scary part of her roof.

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Stringing up lights – illuminating the neighborhood and reminding us how we are to be lights.  Lights strung up to bring light to the dark.  I looked out last night at all those beautiful lights, and again this morning during my morning time with the Lord and smiled, got up, grabbed the camera and took this picture of my mother-in-laws house.

 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:14-16

He is the light in our darkness.  He is our hope.  May His light pour into you and give you hope in those dark times.  May you find that hope that only He can give.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”                         Romans 15:13 (NIV)

Listen to this beautiful song called All My Hope by Hillsong.  “All my hope is in you, all my strength is in you with every breath.  With every breath my soul will rest in you.”

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2 Responses to “Day 1 – Advent – He is Our Hope, He is Our Light”

  1. Hopeannfaith December 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    Beautiful post!
    I had a revelation that the lighted houses shows the world that we are celebrating Jesus. I wonder if the concept of being the light (putting up the lights) is how the tradition began.
    Thanks
    Andrea

    Liked by 1 person

  2. tmpresser December 6, 2014 at 4:26 am #

    Thanks for sharing this at Good morning mondays, you are such a blessing.

    Liked by 1 person

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