centered around the hymn “Sometimes a Light Surprises” by William Cowper
Week 1: Surprise!
(sung) Sometimes a light surprises the child of God who sings; it is the Lord who rises with healing in his wings: when comforts are declining, he grants the soul again a season of clear shining to cheer it after rain.
What if I told you Advent was a season of surprises… in our anticipation of the Christ child we open our eyes to all the awe and wonder the season brings. We are surprised by the kindness of strangers and the delight of children. We are surprised by the memories familiar carols spark and we are surprised by the holiness that seems to shroud the world as the shadows lengthen and we know the Light of the world is coming. The hope of the season is that anything is possible… if the Infant Christ can surprise us by slipping into the world as a tiny baby anything is possible.