LC† A Joyful Noise

November 27th to December 25th, 2022 (Daily except three Sundays)

How does music transform us as disciples? In both Hebrew and Greek, the

words for sound, noise, and voice are all the same.  And these words are also

used to convey the  presence of musical instruments and even the sound of

language being spoken.  In the  biblical story, human sound and voice are used to

express joy and sadness, the praise of  God and the longing for restoration.

How does music lift up our Advent hope and our  year-round longing?

How can our voices inspire us to bring forth our deepest desires for new creation?

This year, we will explore the soundscapes and songs of all God’s creatures, as we

seek to  prepare our hearts and minds for the transformation that the birth of

Jesus offers us.  As we journey toward Bethlehem, along the way, we will

explore the musical term‘s 'selah’ which means ‘to pause and take a breath’

while singing or praying. How can we make space and take a breath to dwell in the

wonder and mystery of Advent?

Join us starting November 27th, for twenty-nine devotional days until Christmas. 

And may the coming of the Christ child bless you in your Advent journey!

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