CALM AND BRIGHT: 200 YEARS OF SILENT NIGHT
Dawn of Redeeming Grace”
With Rev. Vickie Miller
Third Sunday of Advent”
God imagined us for love and for beauty, for life and for wholeness, for goodness and for mercy. You were made in the image of God. God yearns like a father, like a mother, for us to be free. God is Love, yes, and so God wants to lavish friendship and meaning and abundant life upon us, to help us to see this old world like the new world God envisions. God wants us to be truly human, the way Jesus walked for and with us.
Even the wrath of God isn’t something to fear, but something to welcome–that wrath is coming against the very thing in us that bring death and destruction. You, dear one, you’re not being condemned. You’re being rescued.
This whole story is about how you were so loved and you are so loved and you will always be this loved: look, the cosmos testifies to it”