Sunday, November 27, 2011

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT-----HOPE

This morning started as most Sunday mornings do. Getting to sleep a little late ,then chores and church. We are working our way through the Book of Acts now and today was about how we all are responsible for spreading the word about our wonderful Savior Jesus Christ.
After church we had lunch with everyone except d-in-love who is working. After lunch daughter and hubbie went over to her house to put up a storm door, #1 son went to work on a trailer frame , #2 son went shopping for some long handle underwear as it is suppose to get cold later this week and he will need some on his walking mail route and g-son and me worked on the leaves in the ditches down the drive way before the rain begins.
I had the leaf blower and g-son manned the rake and we got the ditches cleared all the way down to #2 son's house. The predictions are for alot of rain maybe 6-8 inches which will result in a flood for sure.
G-son came inside while I put away the blower and rake and before I got back he met me on the back steps with a busted lip where he had fallen over his tricycle.
We got the blood stopped and I could tell it wasn't as bad as all the blood make it look like it was.
He calmed down and was hungry again so he was eating and drinking by the time his mom came to get him.
I took all my outside fall decorations down and put them away so they won't get wet and also washed and put away my chaise lounges from the fire pit patio. I don't think I will be needing them anymore until spring.
I did evening chores early so we could go back to church tonight for our Hanging of the Greens service, where we decorate the church.It was a beautiful evening service.

All members of the congregation hung wreaths,placed poinsettas and hung ornaments on the 2 trees while we were entertained by musicians singing Christmas tunes.

The children's choir did a wonderful job when it was their turn to sing.
After the program we all went downstairs to have refreshments and fellowship to end a wonderful first Sunday of Advent. The first candle was lit tonight which stands for EXPECTATION or HOPE.This draws attention to the anticipation of the coming of an Anointed One,a Messiah, that weaves its way like a golden thread through Old Testament history. As God's people were abused by power hungry kings,led astray by self centered prophets, and lulled into apathy by half-hearted religious leaders, there arose a longing among some for God to raise up a new king who could show them how to be God's people. They yearned for a return of God's dynamic presence in their midst.
As I lay my head down tonight I feel a wonderful peace that this season can bring for those who lift their hearts to the real reason for the season.
Good Night and God Bless.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANKS FOR THIS POST TONIGHT. I'M JUST SICK HOW THE ACLU AND OTHERS HAVE TORN OUR COUNTRY DOWN. WANTING TO LEAVE OUR LORD OUT OF CHRISTMAS. HOW HAVE WE AS A CHRISTIAN NATION ALLOWED THEM TO WIN AND GET AWAY WITH IT.. OH MY GOODNESS. YOUR CHURCH IS LOVELY.

GRANNY FROM FLORIDA

Peggy said...

What a beautiful Sunday you had! Looking forward to the CHRISTmas season

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, We are home from our trip. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

I love Advent also.. It's a season of anticipation --waiting for the birth of Christ...

With all of the secularism going on these days, I hope we NEVER take Christ out of Christmas.

I read through your blogs this past week --and it sounds like you were VERY busy at the market on Sat.

We have had more rain than I can ever remember at one time... I love rain ---but this is enough!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy