Welcome (or welcome back) to Words for Waiting, a collection of reflections for the season of Advent through New Year’s Day. If you’re overwhelmed by the things on your plate, this devotional is for you. If you’re feeling great about the way life is shaping up, this devotional is for you. If you can’t wait to spend time with your family this holiday season, this devotional is for you. If you are missing someone this Christmas or if your family dynamics aren’t what you wish they were, this devotional is for you.
Starting December 1st, wherever you’re coming from, grab a Bible and spend a few minutes with us each day. On every page you’ll find a Scripture reading, a reflection, and a short prayer. Altogether, this year’s contributors include six group collaborations, six individual students, and 13 campus ministers, representing 23 Presbyterian-supported student faith communities on 34 campuses in 14 different states. We’re also joined this year by eight neighbors in other areas of ministry. Our contributors have offered paragraphs, images, and poetry. They use a variety of words to refer to God, and engage the world around us in a myriad of ways too. May there be reflections here that resonate with you, ones that challenge you, and maybe even some that do both.
Rev. Allison Wehrung
Campus Minister, UKirk Ole Miss