On the third Sunday of Advent, we light the joy candle. The promises of God bring great joy to all people, especially to the poor, the oppressed, and the marginalized, because God's Kingdom is a kingdom of justice. For many people on the margins of society, it feels like there is no way for them to experience joy. But we worship the God who makes a way through the wilderness, makes a way through the sea, makes a way where there is no way. Pastor John will preach from Isaiah 35, Isaiah's prophecy of restoration.