The Word of Our God (Isaiah 40:1-11)
The promise of Advent is that because God has already come to us one time, lo these many years ago now, we may cling to the promise that God will come again for us—and is even now among us, seeking out and living among those who’ve been abused by the system, placing a hand on the shoulder of those who’ve known only the despair of powerlessness, spending time among those who’ve lost their children and their dignity to a world that fails to value them.
Take heart! Fear not! Our eyes shall behold the royal procession of our God. Indeed, we, ourselves, are meant to be drum majors and trumpeters in that royal procession, embodying a word from God about hope, peace, joy, and love to a world that's given up on ever hearing it again.