Today we'll connect with the Pre-K and K-2nd Grade classes. Their Godly Play lesson for Sunday remembered the prophets, including Isaiah. The prophets were often experienced as annoyances - they were the ones questioning their kings and priests and people. However, their goal was not antagonism as much as hope in a better way. Too often they have been described as fortune tellers, when in fact they were much better at reading the situation of their day and listening for God's voice in the midst of injustice. Reluctantly they share with the people of God what will happen if changes are not made, and where hope is always found - in the goodness, love and peace-making ways of God.
This Advent, as we wait for Christ, what kind of prophet are we waiting for? While many Jews were waiting for a Messiah, few understand that Jesus would be carry more of the prophetic stream of his ancestors rather than the king or priestly role. He would not be a military giant of a Messiah, but a prophet unwelcome in his own hometown. Another Isaiah figure continuing the dreams and vision of God for all people.
We wait for Christ as we wait for prophecy.
We wait for Christ as we wait for justice.
We wait for Christ as we wait for dreams full of life.
We wait for Christ as we wait for visions full of peace-making community.
We wait for Christ.
Events & Evites:
Tory - Pastor of Children and Youth Faith Formation.