The lectionary readings for this advent season bring us Luke’s account of the birth of the long-awaited Messiah. In that narrative we have a beautiful piece of prose penned to the lip of the expectant mother Mary. She sings about how God has brought down the powerful and lifted the lowly. How the hungry have been filled. And above all else how her soul magnifies the Lord. That is the theme we have chosen for our advent guide this year.
We hope that you will find this guide helpful in your church, small group, family, or personal reflection.