Tucked right into the hap- happiest season of all is the story of people waiting, losing hope, and searching for answers. You’d never know it from our bright baubles and cheery Christmas playlists, but the season of Advent—the four weeks leading to Christmas Day—has traditionally been observed as a somber time of reflection on paradox truths: waiting and hope, longing and peace, now and not yet. This Advent devotional will invite you into daily time in God’s presence, meditating on these paradoxes, listening for what God has for you in this season.
Each week of Advent you’ll focus on one Bible passage, with different activities for each day of the week. On Sunday, read the passage and the devotional thought and reflect. (The traditional Lectionary Readings are also listed if you'd like to read them.) Then each day that week, choose one of the additional meditative ideas. You’ll also find ideas for including children on your Advent journey. Plus, I’ve included Christmas Day and Epiphany to round out your Christmas season.
Included in your Advent Devotional:
Devotional thoughts and reflection questions written by Amy Jackson for each week of Advent, plus Christmas Day and Epiphany
20 Additional Meditative Activities, 5 for each week of Advent
Ideas for including children in your Advent journey (2-3 ideas per week, plus ideas for Christmas Day and Epiphany)
All printed in a beautiful 8.5" x 5.5" booklet you can carry with you or keep on a nightstand.*
If you're looking for an Advent devotional that allows you to show up just as you are, Hope in the Dark is for you. Explore the themes of waiting, seeking guidance, difficult times, and God's presence as you discover that hope and love can meet us right where we are.
*Friends, as of November 15, I'm completely sold out of the printed Advent Devotional! So I've now switched to offering a PDF version you'll receive immediately by email. Enjoy!
Advent 2021 begins November 28! Order your devotional today.