Advent 2022 Day 21

Today’s ornament is a picture of a fishing lure. Zimmerman uses Luke 5:1-11 to illustrate her reflection. These verses tell the story of the tired fishermen, who had been up through the night, fishing without a catch. Jesus borrows their boat, preaches from it for a while, and then turns to Peter and asks himContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 21”

Advent 2022 Day 20

The heart is on our ornament today. How fitting it is for the season of Advent. Zimmerman uses 1John 4:7-8, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love, does not know God, because God is love.”Continue reading “Advent 2022 Day 20”

Advent 2022 Day 19

An anchor is represented on the ornament for today. Zimmerman uses Romans 8:28, 38-39, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose. … For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither theContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 19”

Advent 2022 Day 17

The image for today is a pine cone. Zimmerman relates how evergreen trees have become a symbol for Christmas and how “God’s presence in our lives is forever.” Zimmerman starts her reflection by saying, “By now many homes have set up their Christmas trees.” Immediately my heart skipped a beat because we are really runningContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 17”

Advent 2022 Day 16

Today’s ornament is a picture of a whistle. Zimmerman reminds the children that we need to have our hearts always ready for the coming of Jesus. She says it is “like being in a race. The runners are at the starting line and the starter has said ‘Get set!’ We are just waiting for theContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 16”

Advent 2022 Day 15

A pocket watch is the picture on the ornament today. Zimmerman talks to the children about how hard it is to wait! My family was just talking about this yesterday. My youngest son and daughter agreed that Advent used to seem like an eternity. Now, it speeds by, and my son, at least, would likeContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 15”

Advent 2022 Day 14

The fish is the symbol on the ornament for today. Zimmerman tells of the early Christians using the Greek word for fish, painted on houses “to tell other Christians not to be afraid, they could come here and be safe.” I think Advent is a great time to ask ourselves if our worship spaces areContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 14”

Aren’t 2022 Day 13

A feather is the picture on today’s ornament. Zimmerman tells the children a story about how young eagles learn to fly. “The mother takes the eaglet upon her wing and flies high above the earth. She shakes the tiny bird off, forcing it to make its first attempt at flying. If she sees her babyContinue reading “Aren’t 2022 Day 13”

Advent 2022 Day 12

Today’s ornament is inscribed with a crown. In her reflection for the children, Zimmerman reflects that, “The Jewish people knew kings; they expected an earthly king” to come and rule over them. What they received was a, “tiny helpless baby.” It must have taken a while, for those Jews who knew Jesus, to wrap theirContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 12”