Only the Beginning

a sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

What does Good News mean to you? Think about it… if somebody said, “I have some good news that I’d like to share with you,” what do you think about?

Some of us might think about children; maybe a friend who is having a baby. Some of us think about a job, about having a way to provide food and a home for ourselves and our family. Some of us might think about our health; about a cure for something that is breaking our heart, or our mind, or our body. Whatever we might think about, when somebody says that they have good news, we tend to stand up and take notice. We are put on alert, we listen more expectantly. Good news means that somehow, someone’s life is about to change for the better.

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