Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil Warand created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.
Stop - Advent waiting Bible reading Take heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Watch therefore--for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning-- lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.
And what I say to you I say to all: Waiting to celebrate the first coming of Christ and reflecting on our wait for his second coming. Waiting is a common experience; one that used to characterise the British as we were known for our ability to wait patiently in queues.
Now that would seem to have changed, as adverts claim that impatience is a virtue. Alan Stewarta clergy friend, has written a meditation which helps us reflect on our common experiences of waiting. So, God is with us in our waiting. That is the first thing for us to realise and sense.
Why are we waiting? Why does God wait? The answer that the Bible seems to give is that he is waiting for us to respond to him. For the completion of its work, and therefore its own triumph, it must wait upon the understanding of those who receive it.
The love of God must wait for the recognition of those who have power to recognise … Recognition of the love of God involves, as it were, the forging of an offering: So, let us make it our aim and prayer this Advent to see him more clearly, love him more dearly, and follow him more nearly day by day.
Prayers Watchful at all times, let us pray for strength to stand with confidence before our Maker and Redeemer.
Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, you wait for us to come and see you. You wait to shine light where there is darkness, to show love where there is hate, to share peace where there is conflict, to give hope where there is despair. Let us gather round the manger to shine your light, to show your love, to share your peace, to give your hope.
Let us come, and remember what has been fulfilled. Let us prepare for what must yet be done. Let us come to the One who waits to show us love. Christine Sine Almighty God, as your blessed Son Jesus Christ first came to seek and to save the lost; so may he come again to find in us the completion of his redeeming work.
Blessing Christ the Sun of Righteousness shine upon you, scatter the darkness from before your path, and make you ready to meet him when he comes in glory; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.
Posted by Jonathan Evens at During the first World War, a flag with a gold star identified families who had lost soldiers. Grieving women were "Gold Star" mothers and widows.
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Dec 11, · This is a blog written while trying to live creatively between the times; between the death and resurrection of Christ and the expected consummation signified by the Kingdom of God.
During the s, Gold Star mothers and their supporters began to lobby the government to take them to Europe to visit their sons’ graves.
These trips became known as pilgrimages, and the pilgrimage story is worth remembering.