Advent Notes – Week One
In Matthew and Luke, foreigners and people on the margins are those who come to see the new-born Jesus.
Who are these people today?
- Refugees fleeing for their safety
- Spiritual refugees, those who are not finding themselves welcomed or wanted by their neighbors or society
- Those feeling “lost” today
- Those feeling distant from God
They come to the stable today.
Jesus, “born of the Virgin Mary and worshipped by men from Iraq…offered asylum in Egypt…delighted in the company of Palestinians, moved by the faith of a Syrian woman, yoked to a Libyan carrying His cross, and embraced by an Ethiopian eunuch…Jesus is the path to peace and life…”