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Blog Archives: December 2017


The Jesse Tree

Introduction When one of my children is waiting for a long-planned event, like a birthday party or a visit from family, they will ask every morning: “Is today the day?” And when the blessed day nally arrives, I can count on hearing, at least hourly, “Is it time yet?” “When will Memaw and Grandpa get here?” “Why isn’t it two o’clock yet?” As crazy-making as this can be, it’s not that far from how the prophets, Scripture, and Christians of years past encourage us to inhabit Advent: with hungry anticipation for what God will do in our world, ...