Isaiah 61: 1-12. 10 -11
Hope can feel a little bit like fear, the sort of joyous fear a bride and groom feel on their wedding night.

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24
Where there is peace, there is God.  Where there is God, there is peace.

John 1: 6-8. 19-28
God sent John.  We are part of that sending.  To be a Christian is to have a mission.