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Peppered With Hope

Here are some thoughts on this Sunday's gospel reading for the first Sunday of Advent. It was sent to the people of St. Timothy Lutheran Church.   SCRIPTURE FOCUS  Gospel: Luke 21:25-36  [Jesus said:]   25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves.   26 People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.   27 Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory.   28 Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”     29 Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees;   30 as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near.   31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.   32 Truly I tell you,