Advent + Time

This past Sunday marked the commencement of Advent, the beginning of the church’s liturgical year and a special season of anticipation.

Each year during the Advent season, people in our little church write prayers and meditations for our Sunday gatherings. These creative outpourings are unique: they are written from and for our tiny community, and yet are based on Scriptures that are read in churches all over the world throughout Advent.

This year, we are celebrating Advent by creating a photograph for each of the four Sundays of this season. Each week for the next month, after the image has been displayed for our church, we will post it on the blog with a brief explanation of our vision.

Our first image is a time-lapse photo of the starry night sky above Monrovia. Our church’s area of reflection for the first week of Advent is ‘Time’.

When I look up at the stars, I am in awe of the vast grandness of time and the brevity of the ‘now’. I am in awe that the stars in my backyard are basically the same as those that were admired by my most distant ancestors. I am reminded that we are actually looking at stars as they appeared centuries ago, with the light arriving to Earth in this present moment.

This image reminds me that Time is both expansive and near to us.  For Christians, Time holds the memory of Christ’s birth and the hope of Christ’s coming.

Thank you for joining us in our reflections this Advent Season.

Warmly,

daniel + megan



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