Advent did not begin in a stable in Bethlehem but in a Garden in Eden. Anticipation, waiting, expectation of hope did not start with shepherds out in the field, or three wise men BUT with the promise of hope in the face of failure and of grace in the midst of disobedience.
We make dozens of decisions every day, some simple, some more complex. Psychology Today estimates that an adult makes about 35,000 conscious decisions each day. We make 226.7 decisions each day on just food alone according to researchers at Cornell University. Some decisions carry little weight and have little-to-no consequence but some are heavy and have an eternal, life altering results. God calls us to be a people of wisdom who make wise decisions.
Hearing the voice of God and seeing his hand at work can be difficult in the midst of crisis. Yet the prophetic voice of Isaiah is as relevant now in 2020 as it was over two thousand seven hundred years ago. Whether it's national turmoil, global pandemic, political division, financial downfall or personal crisis--God is sovereign and works all things for His glory.