The Cross at the Start of Advent

“The dear tokens of His passion
Still His dazzling body bears;
Cause of endless exultation
To His ransomed worshippers;
With what rapture, with what rapture, with what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars!”

–Charles Wesley, “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending”

HT Charlie Collier, who reminds us that Wesley’s hymn tells us that we begin the new year where it all ends.

I have a beautiful new calendar from Rev. Dr. Ed Searcy, pastor of University Hill Congregation in Vancouver, that begins today and follows the Christian year. I am posting it outside my office.

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