Where We’re From

Welcome to the 2022 edition of Words for Waiting, a series of daily devotions for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. The reflections and prayers on these pages are written by adult leaders and students from Presbyterian-supported campus ministries, along with neighbors from other parts of the Church. Our campus ministry contributors represent 30 different faith communities that are joining in ministry on 42 campuses! 

This year we’re leaning on some of the ancestors of our faith, gleaning wisdom from the past as we journey through both Testaments and turn toward our futures. What are the places, people, and experiences that have made us who we are? Whether they formed us in good ways or difficult ones, how will they continue to shape who we’re becoming? Even as traditions grow in different directions and embody their faith in different ways, what can we continue to learn from one another? As we spend these weeks anticipating Christ’s birth and celebrating it, may we remember where we’re from, as we imagine together where God’s Spirit will lead us next. 

May you find meaning in the words and images on these pages, and in these days to come. 

In hope,
Rev. Allison Wehrung

Editor | Campus Minister, UKirk Ole Miss

A PDF of the full devotional is available here. (You’ll want to print using 1/2″ margins and short-edge or horizontal binding.) Also don’t miss this year’s Companion Guide, which features candle lighting liturgies by Rev. Jasiel Hernandez Garcia, and discussion questions to dig deeper into the reflections for those days.