Advent – time of waiting

On Sunday the 27th of November we are entering the Advent season. Stephen Morley will be preaching on the first of Advent. The theme of this year’s advent in the Naz is waiting. We will all be waiting for Christmas, that’s obvious. Some younger ones more eagerly than some older folks. But what else are we waiting for? 2000 years ago the people in Judaea were waiting for the Messiah to come. And when he came, many didn’t accept him, didn’t recognize him. Waiting on God is a very common theme in the bible. We spend most of our lives waiting for someone or something. What is in the forefront of you mind this year? What are you waiting for? What are you hoping for? – For me it is revival. I am convinced that God wants to pour out his Spirit in a mighty way on Ireland these days. This is what I am waiting for, hoping for, praying for. And my hope is that when he decides to turn up in our church, in our community, in our country – that we will be ready for that. That we will recognize him and willingly accept him and his work. May our lives be open to receive him as we wait for him to turn up.

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