Servant Church in the of Mason City, IA

4th Sunday of Advent – 2023

Date: December 17, 2023
Key Speaker: Pastor Kathy Graves
Season: Advent
Series: Advent 2023: Why Wait?

This Advent season, we are preparing our hearts for the coming of Jesus the Messiah and King – both his arrival that happened 2000 years ago and his coming again in the future. Advent invites us to wait.

However, over these four weeks we also want to ask, “Why wait?” We know that part of Advent is trusting that Jesus is both “already” and also “not yet” here. What would it look like if we leaned more into the “already?” Jesus is here! With us. For us. Now.

The angel Gabriel announces to Mary that, “Nothing will be impossible with God.” God will make a way where there is no way, birthing God’s reign in the most unfathomable way. Can we imagine that God has birthed the impossible among us? Can we see and proclaim the peace of Christ here and now even amidst a violent world?