First Sunday in Advent, Old Testament Lesson, Year B
Scripture: Isaiah 64:1-9
Today’s Scripture comes from the book of Isaiah. At first read of the passage, this might seem like a lesson that is difficult to teach to students. However, a closer reading of the story brings forth many important and significant themes. Isaiah wrote this text at a time when the people of God were facing trouble. They were attacked and exiled, and are now allowed home. Isaiah’s words about God’s great power brought hope to God’s people at a time when they were rebuilding their lives. During Advent, we hope and wait for God to come and dwell with us, too.