To say the least, the path we’ve all been on for the last almost-two-years has had more than its fair share of twists and turns. In the classic road trip question and this year’s Advent devotional theme, we hope you’ll find room for everything we’ve encountered along the way — deep grief and exhausting uncertainty, cautious hope and commitment to work for a better future. As we journey toward the celebration of Jesus’ birth and its promises of hope, peace, joy, and love, what questions are we asking along the way? What do we hope we’ll find when we get there?
Welcome to Words for Waiting, a collection of reflections for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. In each daily blog post beginning November 28, you’ll find a Scripture reading, a reflection, and a short prayer. This year’s contributors represent 28 different Presbyterian-supported student faith communities on 37 college campuses, plus neighbors from other areas of the Church too. They use a variety of words to refer to God, and engage the world around us in a myriad of ways too.
This year, we’re excited to add to our Advent resources a new companion guide that includes discussion questions and candle lighting liturgies for the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas. You can find that guide here.
As we imagine a way forward together, may there be reflections here that resonate with you, ones that challenge you, and maybe even some that do both.
Rev. Allison Wehrung
Editor | Campus Minister, UKirk Ole Miss