Advent teaches us how to practice and experience hope, peace, joy, and love during the night. The night is not simply about waiting for the morning. Rather, it is about the growth, healing, and transformation that Jesus works in our hearts throughout the night. Renewal happens in the night. The Scriptures testify to this experience.
As a church family, we are reading through our Midnight Advent Devotional Guide. This guide is designed to be a daily prayer and scripture book, walking through each of the four themes of the season: Hope, Peace, Joy, & Love. In order for these virtues to be felt in the light of day, often they need to be formed in the darkness of night.