For people of faith, telling time always involves more than a swift glance at digits on a screen or a dial. To know it’s half past three is simple. But to know the hour of judgment and grace is complex. It requires additional effort. For Advent’s hour is not where the hands on the dial are pointing. It’s where the signs of the times are pointing—pointing me and you.
Jesus implored his disciples: “Watch, pay attention, stay wide awake, for the hour is coming…” (Mark 13: 35). As we watch and wait for Christ’s coming in the season of Advent, join us for two sessions exploring the “Watch” 2017 Advent Devotional produced by the Stillspeaking Writers’ Group of the United Church of Christ. These thought-provoking reflections will engage us as we watch and wait together in this time of expectation and hope.