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On the first Sunday of Advent, Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny ponders the nature of arrivals and departures. The scripture talks of the signs of arrival, both the dramatic portents of the return of the Son of Man, and the small buds of a fig tree that suggest what is to come. Our lives are full of departures and arrivals, and the waiting and impatience that comes with each. Although the signs aren’t as clear and reassuring as the displays in an airport concourse, the good news is that God is already on the way.
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