Worn out from a busy Fall and weary from bad news, we can’t wait for the chance to escape it all at Christmas. But the trees and gifts, stockings and candles were never meant to magically transport us out of this world. They were meant to be symbols of the hope Jesus is bringing to this world! This Advent we’ll explore how these iconic Christmas symbols point to the many ways God shows up in our lives -- and how they invite us to practice Christmas differently. Instead of seeking sentimental escape, how can we follow Jesus by showing up for our neighbors?