Ponder: Some of the most beautiful tributes to the late President Nelson Mandela were from little children honoring him with wide eyes of hope. Madiba left us in the heart of the Advent season when many are also wide-eyed with hope and anticipation. When I see the children honoring Madiba, I see God’s light in them. They are our wondrous hope.
Pray: As we joyfully wait and anticipate the coming of our Lord, help us to see the light that is already here in the world. We are the ones we have been waiting for. Freedom. Joy. Peace. Love. It’s in our hands. Amen.