“You may say I’m a dreamer,
But I’m not the only one;
I hope some day you’ll join us,
And the world will be as one.”
I love the season of Advent. It is my favorite season of the church year. Someone has said that Advent is the season for recovering lost dreams. I like that.
Have you had any lost dreams in your life? We begin our lives often filled with so much hope. But sometimes life has a way of beating us up and crushing our hopes and dreams. That’s when we need someone to encourage us and help us to hope again.
Advent is like that. It’s like the coach at half-time giving the team a pep talk. It comes every year into our lives encouraging us to hope and believe again. It tells us not to listen to the voices that put us down and discourage us. Advent tells us to listen to God’s voice and fill our hearts and minds with God’s dream for the world. That dream was an-nounced by the angels at Jesus’ birth: Peace on earth, goodwill to all.
I want to encourage you to hope and dream this Advent. Let’s gather for worship and fill our hearts and minds with God’s Word and dream God’s dreams for the world. Let’s imagine together!