1. The following is an excerpt from “A Year of Grace: Collected Sermons of Advent through Pentecost” written by Bo Giertz and translated by Bror Erickson (1517 Publishing, 2019).
  2. It’s the shadow of death that causes mankind to sit in darkness.
  3. It is the sort of joy that is brought about by the mutual consolation of the saints when they encourage one another through hard times.