Advent & Christmas
How Does A Weary World Rejoice?
“Christ was born into a weary world. King Herod ruled the land with a legacy of ruthlessness. The Romans treated the people of Israel with contempt, imposing harsh taxes and land seizures that forced many into subsistence farming. Poverty and destitution were pervasive. And yet, Christ was born, bringing good news of great joy for all people. . .. . . And so, this Advent, let us hold space for our weariness and our joy. Let us seek a ‘thrill of hope’ in our hurting world. Let us welcome joy—even and especially if, like the prophet Isaiah, we cry out for comfort (Isaiah 40:1). In this weary world, may we find many ways to rejoice.” From “How does a weary world rejoice?” by A Sanctified Art.