The Christmas story begins with an act of hospitality. Although all his rooms are full, the innkeeper invites Mary and Joseph into the warmth and safety of the stable where Jesus is born. Perhaps this Advent we can make room too, by reaching out to our neighbors, strangers or those on the margins. Who might be waiting for us to invite them inside to experience the warmth of Christ’s love?
Join Dr. Robb for a lunchtime Advent study on his new book, Making Room: Sharing the Love of Christmas. The study will be from noon – 1:00 p.m. on Mondays beginning November 30 through December 14 in Asbury Hall. Space will be limited for the live teaching.
When Dr. Ed Robb, son of a pastor, left the West Texas home of his youth and headed for Asbury College in Kentucky, he wasn’t setting out to follow in his father’s footsteps.
“I was always drawn toward the church and had a, shall I say, spiritual bent and an interest in Scripture,” he says, “but that had not crystallized as a call, nor had I thought of it in those terms. When I graduated college, it was like, ‘What will I do next?’”