Overtaken By Joy!

Someone is coming, someone who is more powerful than I am

Luke 3:16
Zephaniah 3:14-18; (Psalm) Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18

Sermon Week/Year

Third Sunday of Advent, C

It is said that human beings “have lost their sense of wonder and mystery.“ If that is true, then we have one of the reasons why our faith is having a difficult time being understood by people today. For Christianity is a religion that embraces mystery and awe and wonder, and often the unknown. A leap of faith is required. “Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion,” the Apostle Paul wrote (I Tim. 3:16). Take away the mystery — that is the Mystery of God — take away the awe and the wonder and the reverence, and you’ve taken away the core of the faith.

A little boy in Sunday School class caught the spirit of this when he blurted out, “God wonders me!” We are failing our children if we’re not demonstrating to them the same childlike approach to life that opens us up to the awesome Mystery of God’s Loving Presence in our lives.

In our age of technology, we…

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