This morning's window opened to a picture of Joseph, Mary's husband and Jesus' earthly father.
As the days grow shorter, darker, and colder, our longing for the light intensifies. In these lengthened days of winter, the Advent calendar window opened to reveal Mary, the mother of Jesus, the one who carried light into the world.
Diana's Advent reflections will conclude next week.
A set of double doors marked "17" on my Advent calendar opened to a charming image of a minister surrounded by children.
My first thought was of one of the most famous passages in the New Testament:
The December 13 window opens to the fourth gospel-the eagle symbol of the evangelist John.
Following on the theme of the last two windows, Dec. 12 on the Advent calendar opened to a picture of an ox with a book-the symbol of the gospel of Luke.
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