Scripture Reading: Prayer for Israel’s Restoration
If we let it, Advent gives us the necessary time to light a candle and reflect on the meaning of Christmas, but that doesn’t mean we can escape from reality. Part of the Advent reality is the realization that the times, present, call for a reality check. Our hearts need the light of God, our psyches need a boost. Something in us longs to be restored and for the next few weeks we will be asked to reflect on it. Advent reminds us that the emptiness we sometimes feel this time of year is a space that only God can fill.