About our Advent Series—“From Generation to Generation” by Sanctified Arts
This Advent, we consider Mary’s words from her song of protest and praise:
“Surely from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation” (Luke 1).
We are invited to look at the characters in our scriptures and wonder: What did each character contribute? How did each participate in God’s liberation and love? This theme is also a call to action for us today. What is our role now? What is our generation’s task? What will we carry forth, and what should we leave behind? What seeds are we planting for the future?
It is our prayer that this Advent will remind us of all of the ways our lives, histories, actions, and stories are interconnected and woven together. In the midst of narratives, policies, and rhetoric designed to divide us, what does it look like to practice belonging to one another? The work of God is always unfolding—in and through us.
This Advent season, how will we carry it forth?