December 2, 2012

The Old Testament scripture for Sunday is Jeremiah 33:14-16.  Jeremiah talks about a righteous branch coming up for David.  The metaphor is that of a stump, like a tree that has fallen or been cut.  From the destroyed tree, new life emerges.  Christians view this as a prophecy for the birth of Jesus.  The New Testament lesson, Luke 21:25-36, talks about waiting.  When we wait, we look for the signs of the coming.  The text asks us to "Be Alert."  This will be the theme for Sunday.