ADVENT DEVOTION: Saturday, December 5, 2020


Saturday, December 5, 2020 

Hope and Sanctuary
By Vivian Spoede

This crazy year seems to have had more downs than ups with COVID, all of the changes at school, and the distance of my friends. We want to turn our backs from the problems and just simply stop. Stop listening to the problems. Stop acknowledging. We just want to live normally, but we can’t. If we’re being entirely honest it can feel hopeless. We can feel as if we’ve been abandoned in the middle of a desert with no way to get out.

But we haven’t been abandoned. God is there watching out for us and shielding us from the world, under His wings. He is the Solid Rock for us to stand on. We can always lean on our Father no matter what we have done, who we are, or what is happening.

Christmas reminds us of this. Christ was born as a symbol of hope. He is the hope for the beautiful future we have before us and Sanctuary while we push to bring ourselves closer to that future with God. He will be there forever; before and after.

The playlist I compiled below has songs about the hope and Sanctuary Christ brings to us during Christmas. Personally, this playlist is filled with songs that soothe my nerves and help me see the hope present in this time.

I pray you can all feel the calm, peaceful hope this season, even with all of the things going on in your life and in America. Merry Christmas!

Click here to listen to the Sanctuary@Christmas playlist on Spotify.

Artists, Albums and Playlist Songs:
Bing Crosby - Christmas Classics/Remastered 2006
Do you Hear What I Hear?
What Child is This/The Holly and The Ivy Medley
O Holy Night
The Little Drummer Boy
JJ Heller - Unto Us
Unto Us
Silent Night
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Point of Grace - Winter Wonderland
Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)
All Is Well
Pentatonix - A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe
Away In A Manger
Coventry Carol
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
In the Bleak Midwinter, Paul Cardell and Audrey Assad
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone), Chris Tomlin
Light of the World, Lauren Daigle
Mary, Did you Know, Pentatonix
O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Paul Cardell
How Many Kings, Downhere
Star of Bethlehem, Emma Shynes
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Pentatonix

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