December 6, 2019
We see Advent and the Christmas season through our own experience and our own eyes for sure. I think that’s true in general, isn’t it? Where we live, educate our kids, hold down our jobs, interact with one another each day, we tend to think the rest of the world has something in common with all that we experience right here, right now, in Townsend. And so as the temperatures drop and we had a few gentle flakes of snow fall as soon as November 13 this year with waaaay more to come after this Sunday’s sermon is a distant memory, let’s pause for a moment and think about where all these Christmas narratives take place in what is now modern- day Israel. Advent begins in the desert. It ends there, too.