The Country Club Christian Church clergy and staff offer the following advent devotions for the 2019 season. Check back here Monday-Thursday, from Dec. 2-Dec. 24, for new devotions.
God’s Perfect Light – Anne HaraughtyDecember 9, 2019Isaiah 60: 19-22 Darkness is part of life as we know it. We are not strangers to violence, hunger, greed, hatred, isolation or fear. Yet, God loves us so much and wants better for us and from us. God has provided a pathway to God’s perfect light filled with peace, ... Read More
God Is with Us – Tyler HestonDecember 5, 2019Matthew 1:18-25 At the end of this passage, Joseph suddenly seems brave, awaking with resolution. Matthew describes Joseph as righteous and obedient, but we may add afraid. His fiancée, with whom he intended to start a family, is already with child. This will bring social disgrace, even from family and friends, but Joseph ... Read More
Parenting – Joe WalkerDecember 4, 2019Luke 1:26-35 “You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.” Recently a young couple confided to me that they were trying to have a baby. Of course, I offered the traditional congratulatory affirmations and thanked them for letting me share in their ... Read More
Celebration and Anticipation – Mike GravesDecember 3, 2019Isaiah 11:6-9 When the prophet Isaiah gets around to describing God’s hopes for the world, the imagery sounds somewhat utopian. The wolf and lamb will lie down together, same for the calf and the lion, children will play where snakes live and somehow won’t be hurt. Woody Allen famously said ... Read More
Arrival – Carla AdayDecember 2, 2019You often miss it while traveling through airports in large cities. But you can still glimpse it here at our antiquated airport in Kansas City. Because our airport gates are arranged in a circular pre-9/11 configuration, you still get to witness the moment of arrival. A middle aged couple wearing ... Read More