My faith is foundational in my life and work, all of my writing and all that I do.
Yes, sometimes, I fall short. Often times, actually. I know God has called me to love Him and to love others like He loves each of us, like Jesus loves us.
I fall way short of that. We all do.
Does this mean I’m a hypocrite?
Never on purpose, but I can see where it would seem so. But I also believe that there aren’t many people who aren’t hypocrites, whether our worldview is based on faith or not.
Does this mean my faith is meaningless?
Far from it!
My faith is my foundation. My foundation is in Christ Jesus, Immanuel.
When life is dark, when I’ve fallen (again), Jesus is my light and my path.
So, here, once a week for Advent, I’ll be taking a moment to share a scripture verse that highlights that foundation.
“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.” John 1:9
This verse is found in the beginning of the book of John, who is discussing how John the Baptist (not the same John as the one who wrote the gospel) prepares the way for Jesus, and then he begins to discuss who Jesus is – the Word of God made flesh, the true Word that gives light. Jesus is the light of the world, our hope and our salvation.
As I celebrate Advent (advent means “coming”) of Christ, I celebrate with candles, lighting up the darkness. This week’s candle represents hope.
This series will continue every Sunday afternoon in Advent. Between those posts, I’ll have some other short posts about writing books, writing, and phoenixes.