Advent Daybook, 2: The Flood Subsides

My Advent daybook for these 24 days of waiting. Join me, won't you? (see previous Advent daybook 2016 posts here


 Paz by Iranian illustrator Sahar Ajami ( source )

Paz by Iranian illustrator Sahar Ajami (source)

The Hawk and the Crow by Andy Squyres

all readings for the day: Psalm 124; Genesis 8:1-19; Romans 6:1-11

He waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark. And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth. Then he waited another seven days and sent forth the dove, and she did not return to him anymore.
— Genesis 8:11-12 (ESV)

God of justice and peace, from the heavens you rain down mercy and kindness, that all on earth may stand in awe and wonder before your marvelous deeds. Raise our heads in expectation, that we may yearn for the coming day of the Lord and stand without blame before your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

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Put out the creche (without the manger). Add natural elements like greenery, branches, berries or straw.

A helpful reflection on worship during Advent: Leave Room For Wonder


(see all Advent daybook posts from 2015 here)