30 November 2008

Hope ~ The 1st Sunday of Advent


Hope, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

"Awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ"
Titus 2:13

The hope of the Messiah's coming as it was celebrated 2000 years ago. The hope of the Messiah's return still to come. Advent is a time of waiting, of preparation, of anticipation. It is a season of faith, of celebration, of joy, and of peace. This Sunday we light the first candle, bringing light in the darkness and the hope of Christ's glory!

Join me in celebrating this blessed hope by leaving a comment on this post through midnight Friday Dec 5, 2008 to be entered into a drawing for the crazy quilted piece shown above. The recipient will be drawn and announced on Saturday!

Hope CQ

For me, hope is living, growing thing, a tiny seedling that grows, blossoms and takes flight. It is my hope that this little piece will nurture hope in your heart!

HOPE is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
~ Emily Dickinson

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