Midday Advent Devotions – The Poetry of e. e. cummings
December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
The Christian year begins not with the trumpets of Easter, the rumbling winds of Pentecost, or the carols of Christmas morning. It begins with silence, with the shadows of despair, conflict, sorrow, and hate – for it’s there that the God of hope, peace, joy, and love will arrive.
The word “Advent” means arrival. It’s the four-week season of waiting and preparing for Jesus to be born, watching and listening for God coming into the world, even now. For God is love, and love, as e. e. cummings put it, “is the voice under all silences.”
Poetry can help tune our ears and eyes so we can listen, and watch, and wait. Poems can push us to think new thoughts and feel new feelings, to hear new songs we might otherwise miss. During this Advent Midday Devotional time, we will let scripture and cummings’ poetry be our guides, together pointing us toward weekly practices that can help deepen and enrich our sense of the season – a perfect way to prepare for the rejoicing of Christmas day.
Our weekly gatherings also include prayer, fellowship and a song of the season, sung by one of our gifted church soloists. All are welcome as we gather on Zoom.