Friday, November 25, 2011

Today I am thankful for the coming season.
But, what happened to the Thankfulness of yesterday?  The country went mad today spending money that they don't have on things they don't need.  What happened to the spirit of thankfulness?  What about being content with what we have?  I am increasingly so turned off by the materialism of the season.  Don't get me wrong, we buy gifts for our family, but we're trying to pare down on "stuff"and focus more on Advent. 
Advent - preparing for Christmas.  It's a time of anticipation and remembering why Christ came.  It also serves to prepare us for Christ's second coming.   We will begin this Sunday with our Advent readings.  This is one of the hymns we will sing on Sunday.
O come, O come, Emmanuel,

And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel.
O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory over the grave.
O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
And drive away the shades of night
And pierce the clouds and bring us light!


Anonymous said...

I was watching the news last night, a lady mazing others for an XBOX, man gets stabbed, one was shot, all the pushing and shoving .. it was terrible...I think Black Friday increases in "greed" each year! I started out doing my Black Friday from my pc, but found myself not interested...I have enough so I loaded up and went to help a dear friend with getting her trailer house ready to live in... what joy I found at the end of the day ...

Jeano said...

Oh for simpler times!