Advent – HOPE
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The year 2020 has been a time for lament for many of us. Throughout scripture, lament is an entirely appropriate response to certain kinds of troubles. The Old Testament prophecies about Jesus often came in the context of the people's lament. The angel's announcement that the Messiah had come--as well as the announcement of the coming of John the Baptist, who heralded the Messiah's coming--came in the context of lament. How do we have profound hope in the midst of lament? By heeding the call to remember what God has done in the past.