Sunday, December 22, 2019

Advent and the longest night

Church of the Resurrection Order of Service
Advent is a time of spiritual preparation before Christmas and the celebration of the coming of Jesus Christ.
Today is the fourth Sunday in the season of Advent and with great meaning it coincides with the shortest day of the year and the longest night.
As Christians we believe that Jesus is the Light of the World, how appropriate during this time of darkness to sing about and worship the promise of the Light.
Living here in the Northern Hemisphere, in the northern corner of the state of Illinois I find the darkness to be very difficult to endure this time of year. Instead of becoming busy with the glitter and shopping of the Christmas season, it is soul soothing to be in a season of quiet and contemplation.
I made this watercolor art for Church of the Resurrection to use for this season of Advent. I am depicting the Annunciation, that moment when an angel, a messenger from God appears to a young woman named Mary. So much to think about from the expression of the angel and the acceptance of Mary.