Back in March, as our country was first beginning to face the reality of the pandemic, faculty from Bethel’s Department of Religion and Philosophy wrote a series of reflections and laments on COVID-19. It is fitting to reflect on these devotions during the season of Advent – a time of expectant waiting. While our world waits expectantly for relief from the sorrow of the pandemic, as Christians we also enter into the expectant hope of Jesus, born to save the world from the ultimate sorrow of sin. We pray these reflections and laments bring you comfort and encouragement in this difficult season of waiting.

“Giving Voice” to Our Grief and Anxiety
by David R. McCabe, Ph.D.

Reflection on Psalm 84
by Kent Eby, Ph.D.

Solitude and Prayer
by Chad Meister, Ph.D.

Out of the Mouths of Babes
by Cristian Mihut, Ph.D.

Our Eyes are on You
Keith Koteskey, M.Div.

Now Thank We All Our God
Keith Koteskey, M.Div.