Advent Devotional: Sunday, December 2

Stacie Herron

First Week of Advent: Hope       
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Light the Candle of Hope

“We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.”  Psalm 33:20

Hope.  Regardless of our age, it’s a word that is used frequently throughout our daily lives.  Children wish for their favorite foods, being picked first on a team, and staying up later than their bedtimes.  As adults, most of us have hoped for superficial things like a favorite sports team’s win, a short line at the grocery store, and material things.  The way we typically use the word hope is just wishful thinking.