Advent focuses our attention on a single person. We might think that dangerous, given what we know about the dark inclinations of too many would-be human leaders. But this one individual we await at Advent, this Jesus, is utterly unique and worthy of our trust, a sure foundation for hope in bleak times. The scriptures we read together in Advent introduce us to Jesus, show us how he fits into God’s desire to bring justice and blessing into the world, and help us prepare ourselves to welcome him into our lives and our community. Come to Old First each Sunday morning in Advent to encounter the one in whom we all hope.
-Rev Robert Robinson