Advent Reflection: Finding God in the Emptiness

Advent is a season of remembering a great act of love, God becoming human.  Our Advent series on the Into the Deep blog is called, “Advent;  Love Like God”. I am excited to join Becky Eldredge and friends as we reflect on the ways God’s love is made manifest in the lives of ordinary people, like you and me.

Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash

For many years, I spent a portion of December on mission trips to Nicaragua. Even now, Advent conjures up images of a rural mountain village, where very few decorations are needed to announce God’s arrival. We once visited a local family, who invited us to share a simple meal of beans and tortillas made over a smoky wood stove, while a single strand of colorful lights dangled across the living room wall. This holy season where we watch and wait for the mystery of God-with-us is deeply rooted for me in experiences of service and solidarity with the poor. Continue reading here…

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