On this first Sunday of Advent, HOPE Sunday, we hear how a prophet and poet wrote words of hope. He or she imagined entering a new Jerusalem and all the tribes were reunited. They were one community... with justice, prosperity, security, and peace for all God's people, not just for some but for all. Isn't that still our hope? Its hard to see it, or believe it. But let's hear the poet's disbelief, grief and confusion at the brokeness, and embrace the power of hope.
Rev. Joel L. Tolbert preaching Psalm 122