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Outside the Box:
The Gift That Can’t Be Contained
Text: Isaiah 40:1-6a (CEB), 2 Peter 3:8-9 (CEB), Matthew 1:18-25
This second Sunday in Advent is a reminder that Advent is about waiting. Sometimes
our waiting leads us on a journey. Sometimes that journey leads us to the desert, uncharted territories, where we are challenged
to accept the things we cannot change and move forward as best we can. During the holidays, many feel broken in spirit
as they remember the past and what was, or lament what could have been. The Christmas season can be difficult.
We do more than learn to accept what has happened in the past, we have the hope of a season that can go forward with hope,
healing and forgiveness…a gift not found in a box.