Advent Week 2 with Ruth Chou Simons

Episode 105 | Advent 2021 | Released December 6, 2021 | Special guest: Ruth Chou Simons

Welcome to the second week of Advent 2021: The Everlasting Light! This week, join Raechel and Amanda as they trace the promises of light throughout several Old Testament narratives, alongside their friend, author, artist, entrepreneur, speaker, and mom to half a dozen boys, Ruth Chou Simons. Encouragement can be found at every twist and turn of this week’s conversation as the three remind one another that despite our natural tendencies, we can leave the chaos of the season and our never ending Christmas checklists behind as we intentionally seek to make much of Jesus through a few small, yet meaningful moments with those we love. 

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Open Your Bibles: (passages referenced in this episode)
CSB translation unless otherwise noted 

Day 9: Genesis 15:1–6; 22:15–18; Job 9:7–10; Psalm 147:3–5; Isaiah 40:26–29; Romans 8:14–17; Hebrews 11:1–3; 11:8–16
Day 10: Revelation 22:16; Numbers 24:17; 2 Samuel 7:8–17; 2 Chronicles 21:7; Matthew 1:1–17; 2 Peter 1:19
Day 11: Exodus 3:1–15; Isaiah 30:27–30; Acts 2:1–4; Hebrews 12:18–29
Day 12: Exodus 10:21–23; 13:17–22; Psalm 18:1–19, 25–32; Ephesians 5:8–17 
Day 13: Exodus 33:12–23; 34:5–9, 29–35; Daniel 12:3; Matthew 17:1–7; 2 Corinthians 3:7–18

Other Scriptures Mentioned: 

Luke 10:42
Ephesians 3:20

Show Notes: 

Ruth Chou Simons personal website
This Is the Christmas Story by Kids Read Truth
Singing in the Dark by Ginny Owens
Instruments in the Redeemers Hands by Paul David Tripp

Lord Jesus,
Master of both the light and the darkness, send Your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do and seek quiet spaces to hear Your voice each day,
We who are anxious over many things look forward to Your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of Your kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of Your presence.
We are Your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.
To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!”

—Henri J.M. Nouwen

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