“We Wait for Jesus” focuses on the traditional Advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love. The devotional provides resources for seven weeks, beginning with the first Sunday of Advent through Epiphany (Nov. 29-Jan. 6).
This year’s devotional was written by Talashia Keim Yoder, pastor of Christian formation at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Ind. Talashia is involved in theatre in the Goshen area and has worked with Maryn Munley on some productions.
“As a parent and as a pastor, I have gotten to see firsthand the difference that celebrating Advent can make,” Talashia said. “The story of Jesus’ birth takes on deeper meaning and becomes internalized when the weeks leading up to Christmas aren’t just for cookie baking, present buying and running around to celebrations and concerts.”