Our shortened advent began today.
Today we remember the words of the prophets. We heard from Abraham (not technically a prophet), Isaiah, Daniel and Malachi. We heard about the promised one; the King, the servant, the one like the son of Man. We heard of the one who prepare the people for his coming and we heard of the blessing that will come not just to Israel, but to all nations.
You can our prophets in the picture holding their messages, which we read to each other and then the children hung the decorations on our tree.
These are the passages they were holding:
Abraham: Genesis 12:1-3
Isaiah: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7; 11:1-4; 49:6; 53:4-5, 10-12; 61:1-2
Daniel: Daniel 7:13-14
Malachi: Malachi 3:1; 4:5-6
It would have been much better to have spaced these out over four days (one prophet for each day), and maybe not read so many from Isaiah. Next year...