Thursday, December 1, 2016

advent reading day 1: the dove

and so begins our advent reading and advent tree decorating for 2016.  advent means "coming" and reminds us to reflect and think upon Christ's coming to earth for us. please join with us in reading God's Word as we look expectantly towards Christ's birth.

advent reading day 1

scripture reading: the story of creation, genesis 1 and 2, JSBB pages 18-27*

symbol: a dove, representing God hovering over the deep, silent darkness as he was making life happen

God looked at everything he had made. "Perfect!" he said. And it was. But all the stars and mountains and oceans and galaxies and everything were nothing compared to how much God loved his children. He would move heaven and earth to be near them. Always. Whatever happened, whatever it cost him, he would always love them. And so it was that the wonderful love story began....

praying your first day of advent reading is just the beginning of a great family tradition for you!

*from The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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