Advent Journey

Finding Hope, Peace, Joy & Love

Canadian authors in this series:
David Addison

David Addison
Mental Health Advocate

Jennifer Menard
Jennifer Ménard-Shand
Founder & CEO
Staff Shop Inc.
Andrew Stirling
Andrew Stirling
Ambassador
Canadian Bible Society
Esther Lysakovsky

Esther Lysakovsky
Senior Advisor
Alpha Canada

Paul Cheung
Paul Cheung
Family Physician
Credit Valley Family Health Team

Inspired by the Magnificat – Mary’s Song of Praise

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favour on the lowly state of his servant. Surely from now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name; indeed, his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty. He has come to the aid of his child Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” Luke 1:46-55

Mary’s response during a life-changing moment is wonderful, almost incredible. At a dark time in Israel, she is able to see the hope of the Messiah. She proclaims that her spirit rejoices in God even in uncertainty and despair. Through the Magnificat, Mary encourages us to examine our response to life-changing situations.

Our exclusive series of videos and devotions by Canadian guest authors explores how the presence of the Christ child helps us find hope, peace, joy and love.

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Christmas lights

Hope in Despair
Week 1

Sheep in hills

Peace in Trouble
Week 2 | Dec 4

Candles

Joy in Hope
Week 3 | Dec 11

Sheep

Love in Fear
Week 4 | Dec 18

Manger

Healing in Jesus
Christmas | Dec 25

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