Theme for Advent = "A Season of Contrasts"
1st Sunday of Advent: "Darkness and Light"
1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those in distress. In the past He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future He will honor the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations:
2 The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death,
a light has dawned.
3 You have enlarged the nation
and increased its joy.
The people rejoice before You
as they rejoice at harvest time,
as men rejoice in dividing the plunder.